Around the Industry: New Industry Grassroots Network

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The Auto Care Association, the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA) and the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) recently formed the Auto Care Advocacy Network. The network was formed to create a more comprehensive and systemized auto care industry response to legislative and regulatory initiatives in Washington, D.C., and in the states.

“There are auto care manufacturers, distributors, retailers and service facilities in nearly every legislative district in the country,” said Bruce Tschida, president, AASP and owner, Lake Marion Collision in Lakeville, Minnesota. “The goal of the network is to develop the ability to quickly activate these grassroots resources to ensure our industry has a unified voice on issues impacting our economic well-being.”

“Issues are being considered by Congress and state legislatures around the country, and it is critical the industry has a strong and coordinated program to address these initiatives, whether they are positive or negative,” said Aaron Lowe, senior vice president, regulatory and government affairs, Auto Care Association.

“State groups working together with our national associations represent a significant potential grassroots power,” said Gary Manke, executive director, ASAAA. “Our members look forward to empowering our state groups and their membership to ensure an effective and powerful grassroots program in support of our industry.”

For more information on the Auto Care Advocacy Network, contact Aaron Lowe at 301.654.6664 or: aaron.lowe@autocare.org

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