ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Retailers are preparing to let Washington know about the unprecedented challenges their businesses face during NACS Day on the Hill, March 23–24. These virtual meetings with congressional leaders are designed to give the c-store industry the opportunity to help shape the policy and economic decisions on the issues that affect them the most.
The White House has indicated that expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure is an important goal of the Biden Administration. NACS maintains the position that this investment needs to be done in a way that’s beneficial to everyone, which means allowing the private sector to compete with public utilities that may already be benefiting from subsidies.
With the pandemic still affecting day-to-day life, another crucial issue this year is COVID-19 liability protection for essential businesses. The industry’s resiliency in keeping its doors open may unfortunately expose it to litigation. Lawmakers need to know how they can help protect businesses that are working hard to keep serving their communities.
These are only two of the many issues that Day on the Hill is designed to address. From informational briefings to training advocacy, the event offers everything needed for members to meet with congressional offices and speak their minds. NACS has created the platform but still needs convenience industry representatives—from membership stores both big and small—to join their voices to deliver their message.
The 2021 NACS Virtual Day on the Hill is taking place March 23-24. Learn more and sign up at convenience.org/DayOnTheHill.