Through IFA’s Franchise Congress initiative, select franchisors, franchisees and suppliers, well educated and motivated on political issues affecting the franchise community, are able to make their voices heard by communicating with elected officials.
In its recruitment of new members, IFA is looking for anyone in the franchise community who is interested in cultivating and maintaining a relationship with their member(s) of Congress, as well as making contact on key franchise issues.
Do you have a personal relationship with a member of Congress?
Are you comfortable speaking on behalf of the franchise industry on issues like health care reform, union card check and access to credit for small businesses?
Would you be willing to invite your member of Congress to come to your franchise for a site visit?
Are you involved in local or national election activities?
Stacey Goertz, Mr. Rooter of Greater Houston, hosts Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) at her franchise business.
If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, you could be a great candidate. To get involved, contact Meredith Nethercutt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-662-0760 today.