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Congress Needs to Hear From You

The International Franchise Association’s Public Affairs Conference is your opportunity to make a difference for your franchise business and the larger franchise community. Here are a few reasons why you should attend:

Meet directly with your member of Congress and share your top business concerns.
Find out how you can get involved in IFA’s Franchise Congress advocacy program.
Get the latest information on how you can advocate for issues of importance to your business.
Develop and maintain relationships with your elected leaders.
Network and share best practice tips with fellow IFA members.
Celebrate franchising with your peers during the Franchisee of the Year Awards Presentation Dinner.

ADP is the founding sponsor of the IFA’s Public Affairs Conference and sponsor of the Franchisee of the Year Awards.

Franchise Congress
The franchise industry is in the midst of its most challenging legislative battles to date and members of Congress need to hear from our industry in this important election year. Your involvement in events like the Public Affairs Conference and Franchise Congress are essential to the collective success now and in the years to come.


Ed Gillespie
Former Counselor to President George W. Bush and Former Chairman of the Republican National Committee

Ed Gillespie is one of the country’s top communications strategists with a long record of success in business, politics and government. A long-trusted staple of the Republican Party, he is a candid speaker who combines personal experience at the highest-level of government with his intimate knowledge of behind-the-scenes Washington. Gillespie edited the book version of “Contract with America,” which reached number two on the New York Times’ best-seller list, and is the author of “Winning Right: Campaign Politics and Conservative Policies.”

Terry McAuliffe
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee,
Chairman of Hillary Clinton for President

Terry McAuliffe will be remembered as both the engine and the fuel that powered the Democratic Party machine into the 21st century. A lifelong entrepreneur, key strategist, presidential confidante, party chairman and fundraiser extraordinaire—McAuliffe has played an incalculable part in making the electoral map bluer than ever and has been called the most successful political fundraiser of all time. His New York Times bestselling memoir, “What A Party!: My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators and Other Wild Animals,” chronicles his life behind-the-scenes. 

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