WCLBMA’s “Grassroots Elected Official Visits” are one of the most effective ways to get to know your state assembly member, state senator or members of the US Congress or Senate by inviting them to spend a little time at your lumberyard.
Many elected officials have never seen the operations of a lumberyard or a retail lumber and building materials business – and some have no concept of what occurs or may even have misconceptions about our industry.
Even if you have never met your elected officials, most are interested in meeting constituents and gaining information on industry issues. And especially those who may not agree with us need to see the positive aspects of the Lumber industry.
We’ve got a great message:
- Solid small businesses, many with a long time California heritage
- $6.1 billion gross revenue
- $353 million payroll
- $129 million sales tax generated
- Our member provide good payment jobs for over 4600 ethnically diverse Californians
- Concern for the environment and quality of life
- And lumber is a renewable resource!
Not sure what to talk about? WCLBMA will provide you with issue information and assist during the visit. It is not a fancy meeting. This is a workplace meeting and the elected officials will see people at work in an industry that cares about safety.
The time of day is generally open, but often the meetings include a simple lunch after a tour of the lumberyard and business. Fridays are best as most legislators are in their district that day.
It is your opportunity to show your business and talk about the issues that affect you!
WCLBMA will help you in setting up a GRASSROOTS MEETING at your lumberyard or business. We’ll take care of the arrangements with the elected official’s office and we’ll be there to assist with details at the time of the visit. Let us know if you are willing to host a GRASSROOTS MEETING. Contact WCLBMA Executive Director, John Ehrig – firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 216-1552.