As a cleaning industry leader, you understand that the cleaning industry faces increasing legislative and regulatory challenges. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made manifest the significant impact that government has on the full spectrum of our industry. The impact government will continue to have on the industry has created some clear and present obstacles, as well as opportunities for the industry.

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is your fully committed advocate to influence and impact policymakers on behalf of you! As the only trade association representing the full supply chain of the cleaning industry, we have a unique and powerful story to tell, but we will need your help.

You can play a critical role in these efforts by contacting elected officials, participating in our Clean Advocacy Summit, and contributing to our ISSA Advocacy Fund. None of our recent advocacy successes would have been possible without your engagement and support. ISSA is actively working with lawmakers on what a post-COVID-19 world will look like and the critical role the cleaning industry will play in shaping the future.

If you are new to advocacy but want to learn more, we have a slew of opportunities to engage with ISSA’s government affairs team and learn about the hot button policy issues facing the industry at the ISSA North America Show 2021. Below is a preview of some of the opportunities:

Cleaning Products: A Regulatory Update from HCPA and ISSA
Monday, November 15, 2021
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Stay ahead of the regulatory curve. Register today to attend this one-day workshop covering the latest regulatory issues that impact the manufacturing, packaging, marketing, and sale of household and commercial cleaning products. This is a one-of-a-kind program presented by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA).

The workshop features the following hot topics that will impact your business for years to come, such as regulation of 1,4-Dioxane, sustainable packaging, electrostatic sprayer guidance, ingredient disclosure, and an update on state volatile organic compound regulations. In addition to the live program, attendees may also select a virtual option. There is a fee, and registration for this workshop is separate from the ISSA Show.

What is Going on in Washington? A Legislative and Regulatory Update
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Now more than ever, government affairs is impacting the cleaning industry. In 2020, the impact of government—at the federal, state, and local levels—on the cleaning industry became increasingly apparent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions, such as: “Am I essential?” and “Where can I purchase personal protective equipment?” became commonplace.

As the spotlight on the cleaning industry increased during the pandemic, so has the visibility and interest from policymakers and regulators. Join us to get the inside scoop about what is going on in Washington, DC, regarding the top issues facing the cleaning industry, such as tariffs, a healthy and safe workplace tax credit, new OSHA standards, and more.

Advocacy Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Come meet the ISSA Advocacy Team, talk politics, network, and enjoy a complimentary beverage on us! You will also have a chance to sign up to become an ISSA Advocate for Clean, so you are the first to hear about pressing legislation, compliance deadlines, advocacy events, and more. It is free and only takes a moment. Signing up will also automatically enter you for a chance to win a trip to Washington, DC, for the ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit, March 30-31, 2022.

Industry Leaders Roundtable
Wednesday, November 17, 2021,
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Hear from industry leaders representing different segments of the cleaning industry, including manufacturing, distribution, and cleaning services. This panel will give attendees a 360-degree view of the state of the industry and the policy issues that are impacting the cleaning industry the most.

Don’t forget to stop by the Advocacy booth and say hello. I look forward to meeting you at the ISSA Show North America 2021.

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