California Restaurant Association Holds 2007 Lobby Day

More Than 200 Restaurateurs Expected to Lobby on Behalf of Restaurant Industry

 
Sacramento, Calif. – The California Restaurant Association (CRA) and its members will converge on the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 1 to lobby legislators on the issues that affect the restaurant industry.

This year’s Lobby Day will begin at the Sacramento Convention Center with a breakfast reception and remarks from CRA President and CEO Jot Condie and Chairman of the CRA board Jeff King, of Kings Seafood Company in Santa Monica.

“Lobby Day is great way for our members to get involved in the legislative process and let their elected officials know what’s important to them,” said Condie. “Attending Lobby Day is the first step in promoting and protecting our industry and gives our members the chance to directly contribute to that mission today.”

The day’s events include a legislative issues briefing focusing on topics such as menu labeling, employer-mandated health care, ADA reform, among other issues.

“This is an opportunity for restaurateurs to meet Legislators and for Legislators to meet with their constituents. It’s a chance for restaurateurs to tell their elected officials how they feel about policy decisions face-to-face,” said King. “It is important for us to tell our personal stories and let Legislators know how their policy decisions effect our businesses and our lives.”

Restaurateurs will spend the second half of the day in the State Capitol meeting with their local representatives. The day will conclude with a reception for conference attendees, legislators, administration officials and guests.