FBA provides government relations interface on behalf of its members, helping promote understanding and positively influencing governmental issues impacting the corrugated industry. The Association links members to news, events and issues updates, provides contact with elected officials, and can trace respective voting records to help corrugated industry members anticipate and address positions on issues that are important to their business.
In November, Americans will head to the polls to elect 435 Representatives, 36 Senators and 36 Governors. Are you an active and involved voter? Do you know your candidates and what they stand for? Below are some resources so you can make informed decisions come November.
NAM 2014 Election Center - your go-to resource for creating informed and active Manufacturing Voters. Includes resources and sample materials, statistical information, voting dates and deadlines and more.
AF&PA Grow the Vote - a guide to politices and important issues, and a way to stay up-to-date on federal and state action for the forest products industry.
The Corrugated Industry Fly-In
Each year, FBA and the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) host the Corrugated Industry Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The Fly-In gives industry representatives an opportunity to address our nation's lawmakers with one united industry voice. Members voice their support for legislation that benefits the domestic manufacturing base and improves the competitive climate in North America. Important topics include:
NAM Prosperity Project (P2)
Since FBA is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers, we suggest that you take advantage of the new Prosperity Project (P2), NAM has launched to help users learn more about candidates and issues that impact our industry. P2 is an online political toolkit and communications vehicle that makes it easy for you to learn about political candidates and issues that impact your business and community.
Click here to learn more about the NAM Prosperity Project (P2)
Click here for the NAM "Card Check" EFCA Tookit
In 2009, the FBA Executive Committee endorsed the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA's) Biomass Policy.
Click here for an issue description and the adopted Biomass Policy