Inaugural PlantPAC Dinner Brings On the Beef

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An intimate dining experience at Washington, D.C.’s Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão marked the first in a new tradition at AmericanHort— a premier event bringing together our most dedicated advocates in the horticulture industry with elected officials who consistently show support for the needs and priorities of our member businesses. This year’s inaugural dinner featured an off-record conversation with Florida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, a steadfast advocate for the green industry who has shown dogged determination to address key industry priorities like visa and immigration reform and regulatory relief.

In addition to hearing direct from Capitol Hill about the status of current House negotiations, the over 30 attendees were able to have a frank and open conversation with Rep. Diaz-Balart while contributing to AmericanHort PlantPAC to support federal candidates in 2020 and beyond. Nearly $25,000 was raised at the dinner, boosting the 2020 election year capacity of the non-partisan PlantPAC to support Congressional candidates who support our industry.

For more information on the important work of PlantPAC, and to stay in the loop on future developments, members of AmericanHort may submit an authorization form here: http://americanhort.org/plantpac.

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