NCBA CLUSA’s advocacy work advances, promotes and defends the cooperative business model, creating a positive and enabling environment in which cooperatives can thrive and individuals’ economic freedoms and choices are protected. Our efforts to communicate the interests of co-ops at the federal level depend on your participation.
Here are some ways you can get involved right now.
- The newly formed bipartisan Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus is dedicated to promoting the cooperative business model as a viable market solution and policy option that can help solve today’s pressing public policy challenges. If your U.S. Senator or Representative is not yet a member, please write your senator here or your representative here and ask them to join. You may copy this sample letter and adapt and personalize it as necessary.
- Providing an overview of current issues critical to cooperatives—from tax reform to small business lending—our Policymakers Guide is a great resource to share with your Congress member. Download it here.
- Planning to visit your Congressional or state representative and make the case for cooperative enterprise? Our advocacy state one-pagers give you an overview of the cooperative movement in your lawmaker’s respective state, including co-ops at a glance, top co-ops by sector and a story highlighting cooperative impact in each state. Download and print them now to help supplement your advocacy pitch—they make great leave-behinds during visits!