NRF’s RetailPAC Direct is launching a new program, “Connect with Congress,” to convene retailers for exclusive conversations with key policymakers to discuss hot topics on Capitol Hill. These virtual events empower retailers to share their stories and build relationships with leading lawmakers while discussing top-of-mind policy issues affecting the industry. We will highlight prominent topics such as organized retail crime, swipe fee reform, retail tax credits, the 2024 election and so much more.
The first “Connect with Congress” event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, with Representative Susie Lee, (D-NV-03) Representative Lee will discuss the ongoing epidemic of organized retail crime and how she is leading the way to help address this issue through her support of the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act.
Conversations with members of Congress on the latest policy issues impacting the retail industry.
- Special Guest: Representative Susie Lee (D-NV-03)
- Wednesday, September 27, 2023
- Time: 4 p.m. EDT
Representative Lee will discuss the ongoing epidemic of organized retail crime and how she is leading the way to help address this issue through her support of the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act.
Jason Straczewski, Vice President of Government Relations and Political Affairs, NRF
In this role, he leads advocacy and political efforts at the state and federal levels, ensuring the retail community is educated on and engaged in advancing NRF’s policy agenda. Straczewski works to monitor legislative and regulatory issues emerging from all levels of government that will impact America’s retail business community. Together with the government relations team, he develops strategies to engage NRF’s member companies, state retail association partners and the chain restaurant community.
David Johnston, Vice President of Asset Protection and Retail Operations, NRF
In his role, he leads initiatives and member programs focused on asset protection and store operations, facilitating engagement across the industry and promoting best practices and policy initiatives around crime, violence, loss and issues challenging the profitability of retail store operations.