The NCA state affairs program tracks and monitors legislation in all 50 states that impacts confectionery manufacturing and sales. This information is shared on a monthly basis with the NCA State Affairs Committee in a report that includes a short analysis of pending legisltation in in-session states. NCA engages in state lobbying and grassroots outreach as determined by the committee.
Some of the issues tracked include:
NCA's state affairs team communicates in a variety of ways with the committee and the broader NCA membership through multiple vehicles, including:
NCA is dedicated to building strong state coalitions in key confectionery states. Aside from states with a large confectionery presence, NCA works on coalition-building around certain issues as they arise. Events in 2013 include the following:
NCA plans to host coalition-building events in California, Maryland, New York and New Jersey in 2014.