Thursday, August 11, 2016
Well, it’s not a new way of displaying plants to the consumer. It is, however, a way to present our industry to decision-makers in Congress.
PlantPAC is the AmericanHort Political Action Committee. Its purpose is to give AmericanHort members a voice in federal elections by pooling their resources to support candidates who support our advocacy agenda on behalf of growers, garden retailers, landscapers, and all who are part of the horticulture community.
Like it or not, America’s political system is competitive, and it takes resources to run for office. Political action committees don’t buy votes, but they do provide us a way to gain access to lawmakers, educate them, and tell our industry’s story. PlantPAC is a way for many of our members to each give a little, and together, have more impact.
As with most things in life, there are some rules. PlantPAC can only accept personal contributions from owners, salaried employees, and immediate family of our member firms who have first given their prior permission to be asked for a contribution.
The AmericanHort Advocacy and Public Policy Committee met at Cultivate’16 to refine a target list of Congressional candidates of both parties, who are top priorities for support in the months ahead. If you would like to be part of this effort, please complete the permission form, and we will contact you with further details.
Brought to you by Lighthouse, an AmericanHort Program. Article by Craig Regelbrugge. Photo courtesy of AmericanHort.