Registration is now open for NCBA CLUSA’s 2016 Annual Cooperatives Conference, the only cross-sector event in Washington, D.C. that speaks with a united voice to our elected officials and policymakers about issues critical to U.S. cooperatives. Click here to explore registration options.
You can play an integral role in educating policymakers in Washington, D.C. Plan now to join NCBA CLUSA in our nation’s capital from May 2 – 4 as we hike Capitol Hill to communicate the impact cooperatives have on our communities. Attendees who register by March 18 are eligible to receive the early-bird registration discount!
NCBA CLUSA is actively engaged in educating leaders in Congress and the Administration about the positive impact cooperatives businesses have on the U.S. economy. The recent launches of the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus and the USDA Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Developmentdemonstrate the increasing traction the cooperative business model is gaining in Washington. During this election year, it’s more important than ever that cooperatives engage regularly with their local and national legislators to capitalize on this momentum and call for continued action to advance the movement.
Our federal officials need to know who co-ops are, what co-ops look like, where co-ops are found within the economy and why consumers consistently choose the goods and services co-ops provide. Educating our nation’s leaders about co-ops benefits each and every cooperative sector.
The 2016 Annual Cooperatives Conference falls during Co-op Week, observed annual during the first week of May. This week features a host of coordinated events, providing participants access to a wide variety of opportunities to celebrate and advance the cooperative business movement, including the Cooperative Development Foundation’s Cooperative Issues Forum and Cooperative Hall of Fame Reception, Dinner and Induction Ceremony. Click here for other Co-op Week events.