The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has created www.ISRIadvocacy.org as a new website “designed to engage, inform and mobilize recycling grassroots so they can take action on issues important to the industry,” according to the trade association.
The site has been designed to let recyclers locate state and federal elected officials and correspond with them on legislation and other policy matters.
“As the voice of the recycling industry, ISRI wants to make sure our members and others in the recycling community are heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill and every state capital in the country,” says Scott Horne, vice president of government relations for ISRI. “The new advocacy site provides all the tools and resources for recyclers to become engaged citizens and voice their position on policy matters that impact how they run their business. On issues ranging from taxes to transportation, the site easily allows them to connect with lawmakers. It also allows ISRI to quickly mobilize its advocates if action is about to be taken in Congress and we need our members to act.”
In a news release circulated by ISRI, the group cites several current issues it says members may wish to take action on, including:
- supporting the Ports Transparency Act;
- telling Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank; and
- passing the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Horne also says current policy advocates can share their stories about why and how they got involved in an issue and any successes they have had reaching out to policy makers.