High-profile members of Congress will speak and be honored during Natural Products Day 2014 hosted by the Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s leading nonprofit trade organization representing the entire natural products industry. The 17th annual advocacy day for natural products, held April 8 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., provides all NPA members and industry stakeholders with the opportunity to meet with members of Congress.
Natural Products Day participants will visit Capitol Hill offices to meet with senators, representatives and their staff to discuss legislation and regulatory activity affecting the natural products industry. The event kicks off April 7 with an NPA PAC reception. On the morning of April 8, attendees will participate in a Lobbying 101 breakfast seminar, featuring a high-profile congressional guest speaker. Following afternoon Capitol Hill meetings, NPA will host a Congressional Champions Reception, thanking senators and representatives who work hard to support initiatives important to the industry.
“The natural products industry is growing quickly, with more Americans supporting their health with vitamins, supplements and other products,” said NPA CEO and Executive Director John Shaw. “Now is more important than ever that we use our collective voice to fight for our industry, our businesses and our consumers. Natural Products Day is a must-attend event for industry leaders to meet with lawmakers and ensure our issues are being brought to the forefront of legislative agendas.”
The goal of Natural Products Day is to help maintain and increase support on Capitol Hill by informing members of Congress about legislation and regulations affecting the natural products industry. Retailers, suppliers and supporters will meet with congressional offices on a variety of 2014 issues, including the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act, the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, the Dietary Supplement Caucus and efforts surrounding the definition of natural.
There is no registration cost to attendees, and all meetings are prearranged by NPA.
For more information about Natural Products Day 2014, please visit NPAinfo.org/NPD14.