Fairfax, Va. — PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces it has retained ACG Advocacy to extend its presence on Capitol Hill and increase its lobbying efforts. Alliance members and the industry at large will continue to receive extensive advocacy and support through its various channels to further elevate printing as a focus area. To become an Alliance member to receive more information and action alerts, visit: www.printing.org/membership.
Bipartisan advocacy firm to represent the interests of the printing industry
ACG Advocacy is a bipartisan advocacy firm that has among its staff former high-ranking staffers with Congressional and Executive branch experience in shaping legislative and policy initiatives. The group represents a range of interests and organizations in manufacturing, retail, and financial services, including the Association for American Publishers, the Copyright Alliance, the National Association of Realtors, and NewsCorp, to name a few.
With ACG Advocacy, the Alliance will build and maintain a strategic and active presence in Washington. ACG Advocacy and the Alliance have together established a legislative agenda, defined a communications plan to keep members abreast of legislation that might affect the printing industry, and have developed plans to further key relationships with congressional representation and federal agencies. They will also assist in the development and use of the Alliance’s PAC funding, PrintPAC.
“After having interviewed a number of potential lobbying firms, we were very impressed with the caliber of staff and their connections to the important offices in Washington,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, PRINTING United Alliance. “ACG Advocacy has an impressive range of subject matter experts and deep relationships with Congress and agencies at the Federal level. We look forward to expanding the Alliance’s reach and presence to the benefit of the entire industry.”
The Alliance’s Lisbeth Lyons Black, previously VP, Government & Political Affairs, remains on staff but has shifted roles to supporting the organization’s Women in Print Alliance, where she will utilize her background to further elevate women in the industry and help with visibility on a legislative level leveraging her extensive experience in this space.
For questions about the Alliance’s advocacy initiatives, contact Stephanie Buka, Government Affairs Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org / 412-527-8368.
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About ACG Advocacy
ACG Advocacy is one of Washington’s premier bipartisan government affairs and strategic consulting firms. Since 1994, we have been successfully advising Fortune Global 500 corporations, states, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations.
Our principals have an unparalleled depth of both policy and political expertise, as well as breadth of government reach that allows us to tackle problems that few others can. At our core, we are passionate about finding innovative solutions to the biggest challenges and providing results for businesses, organizations, and people.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the industry’s vast communities. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from our leading media brands – Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, Wide-format Impressions, In-plant Impressions, Apparelist, and Print+Promo Marketing. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is a global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.