Vending Industry Advocacy Fly-In Reaches 39% Of U.S. Congressional Offices

Posted On: 7/15/2016

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WASHINGTON, DC --The National Automatic Merchandising Association reported that participants in this week's Fly-In on Capitol Hill visited 81% of U.S. Senate and 30% of U.S. House of Representative, making personal contact with a total of 39% of all congressional offices.

Nearly 275 industry members took part in the 2016 event, held on July 12 and 13, compared with around 200 at last year's inaugural Fly-In. Divided into groups representing their home states, the NAMA delegates participated in more than 200 meetings with elected officials and their staffs on Capitol Hill, building awareness of key industry issues and further expanding NAMA's footprint in Washington.

The 2016 Fly-In, held July 12 and 13, was NAMA's largest and most comprehensive advocacy effort to date, drawing participants from 41 states and the District of Columbia. Meeting discussions focused on three principal issues: nutrition and wellness, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act and sustainability.