NGA leverages its grass-roots strength to win a voice in Washington
From its very first convention in 1983, when the late President Ronald Reagan sent a videotaped address to convention attendees, the National Grocers Association has been able to assemble an impressive roster of high-powered political figures, media commentators and renowned national leaders of the day to address NGA members. Besides Reagan, George H.W. Bush, then U.S. vice president, addressed the convention and conducted a tax reform forum with the NGA board in 1985. He returned as U.S. ...
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