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The IWLA Government Affairs Program works to protect vital business interests of warehouse logistics professionals and IWLA-member companies. IWLA works with member representatives and industry groups to achieve positive outcomes on public policy initiatives before legislative and regulatory agencies. Through coalitions and our members we build support for our positions.

Guided by a retained lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and IWLA Government Affairs Committee members, IWLA supports public policy that fosters competitive businesses practices on a level playing field, compliance with regulations that promote safety and security, and advancements that stabilize the U.S. economy and employment.

IWLA Government Advocacy

IWLA established a network of government-affairs-related entities that foster success across all issues, candidates and regulatory agencies. Each group is supported by IWLA and represents all important facets of U.S. politics and government relations.

  • IWLA Government Affairs Council sets annual priorities based on identification of issues, discussion by members and committee vote. The IWLA president and CEO and Washington representative coordinate the committee’s activities including the IWLA Legislative Fly-in each fall, coalitions, congressional agency and lobbying visits, and employee education. A chairman from among the IWLA warehouse membership governs the committee.
  • IWLA Political Action Committee (IWLA-PAC) is a voluntary, nonpartisan committee that collects personal, voluntary financial contributions to support candidates seeking elective office at the federal, state and local level, who support issues important to warehouse logistics businesses. The IWLA-PAC is registered with the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) and appropriate state offices. The group hosts fundraising events during the IWLA Convention & Expo and the IWLA Legislative Fly-ins.
  • IWLA Warehouse Advocacy Fund (WAF) provides strategic funding for programs and research to enable IWLA to influence and inform public policy at the federal, state and local levels. The IWLA WAF is funded by corporate contributions, separate from member dues, and directed by the companies that contribute.

Want to get involved in IWLA Advocacy? Contact us at gac@IWLA.com or call 847.813.4699.

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