Congressional Dealership Days

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NADA Grassroots Q:  If I am not sure of NADA's current policy positions, can I still host a member of Congress at my dealership?

Yes. The foremost issue that any member of Congress cares about is jobs in his or her district. All you need to do is show the wide variety of people you employ and how you create economic opportunity in your town.

     » To explore our policy positions, check out NADA’s Legislative Priorities.

Q: Is it easy to host a member of Congress without making any major preparations?

Yes. This can be as informal as you wish. It can be as simple as having the Congressman stop by, talk to a few employees and see your operations.

Most Senators and Representatives do not understand how an auto dealership works.

When members of Congress learn about your business, they become better informed about how their actions affect your ability to grow your business

Congressional dealership visits are an excellent starting point for building long-term relationships with members of Congress.

Building these relationships is critical to helping dealers achieve their legislative goals.

One of the best times to consider hosting a member of Congress is during a district work period when he or she is home.

How can I take action?

    • Find out when your member will be back home in your district.

• Contact your representative (House  |  Senate) and arrange a visit with him or her (or a staff member).

• Stay up-to-date on key legislative issues with NADA Headlines.

• See photos of dealers who have hosted an elected official. 

Learn more

Contact Patrick Calpin, NADA Director of Grassroots Advocacy, (202) 547-5500, toll-free: (800) 563-1556; fax: (202) 479-0168; email:; or fill out the short form below and we will be in touch soon: