Association Keeps Grocers In Business With Proactive Local Government Monitoring

 

Challenge

The Washington Food Industry Association needed real-time alerts when its advocacy priorities showed up on city council meeting minutes or agendas in order to protect the interests of its members, many of whom are family-owned small businesses struggling to stay in business in the face of a pandemic and changing consumer habits.

 

Solution

To keep up with proposed ordinances at the local level in real-time, the association purchased local government monitoring software from Curate and began using the reports to plan out its weekly advocacy activities.

 

Results

The association is now able to provide better advocacy for independent grocers and convenience stores by catching more mentions of harmful legislation at the consideration stage.

By proactively engaging with local lawmakers when they first proposed hazard pay legislation, the association estimates that it has saved many of its members an average of $20,000 per week throughout the pandemic.

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