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Retail is 52 million voices strong and we know real change happens when we work together. Take a stand with your industry on issues that matter to you most using these online tools.

Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Now

Tell your Senators to not let partisan differences get in the way of action – pass significant, meaningful bipartisan infrastructure legislation now.

Momentum is building in Washington to pass critical infrastructure legislation as the Senate prepares to vote on a historic $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill next week.

Enacting significant infrastructure legislation is critical for retailers that depend on a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system.

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Guaranteeing Retailers’ Online Routing Choice

Tell the Federal Reserve to adopt federal regulations on payments processing that could save retailers billions of dollars.

The Federal Reserve recently announced that it plans to clarify that banks must allow retailers to decide where to route online debit card transactions for processing the same as they do with in-store debit transactions. This proposed regulation would positively impact retailers by increasing competition over the fees banks and card networks charge merchants to process card transactions.

With the accelerated shift to online spending during the pandemic, this issue is more important than ever. The lack of routing ability online has cost retailers billions of dollars and ultimately drives up prices for consumers. The higher costs that come from lack of online routing choice are an added expense businesses can’t afford as they work to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. 

Add your voice today and tell the Federal Reserve to be certain retailers have the same routing choice online that they have in-store.

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Tell Congress NO on the PRO Act Today

Congress is currently considering the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, known as the PRO Act. This bill would drastically rewrite current labor laws in favor of organized labor and at the expense of retailers and their workforces. The PRO Act is bad for businesses and worse for workers while pandemic hardships continue.

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Find Your Officials
 
Knowing who your elected officials are is the first step to making a difference for the retail industry.
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State Legislative Resources
 
Resources for state and local government relations
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Congressional Voting Scorecard
 
NRF scores specific legislation on how it impacts the retail industry.
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Retail Advocate Town Hall
 
Retail Advocates Town Halls

NRF’s Retail Advocates Town Hall program convenes retailers for exclusive conversations with key policymakers on retail’s future in public policy. These virtual events empower retailers to share their stories and build relationships with leading lawmakers.

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NRF Store Tours

NRF’s Store Tour program connects members of Congress with retailers to learn how retail powers the economy and creates jobs in the states and districts they represent.