Colleen Levine

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  • The national political party conventions are just around the corner, with Democrats gathering in Denver Aug. 25-28 and the Republicans meeting in Minneapolis Sept. 1-4. While these are the official nomination proceedings of the presidential candidates, there is little suspense as to whom the nominees will be. These events have become tightly scripted and are often considered little more than an infomercial for the parties. However, they do provide an opportunity to learn more about the parties' platforms on issues that will affect the building supply industry for the next four to eight years.

  • As the August congressional recess approaches, your members of Congress will soon be back in their home districts, reconnecting with constituents and preparing for the final stretch of campaign season. This is the perfect time to reach out to legislators and candidates and invite them to tour your yard. They are eager to get to know the employers in their districts.

  • Created in partnership with the BIPAC Prosperity Project, this new advocacy action center provides resources and tools you can use to quickly and easily get up to speed on the hot policy issues of the day, contact your elected officials, register to vote, find your polling place on Election Day, and so much more.

  • While it may be tempting to sit back and assume important legislation will pass more easily, it is more critical than ever that our industry take an active role in ensuring our issues are taken into consideration.

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