Your Voice Matters!

Advocating for the Sporting Goods Industry

Advocacy is NSGA’s legacy!  After a 1927 fight over an unfair tax on sporting goods, sporting goods retailers united in 1929 and formed what has become NSGA.

Still fighting against unfair taxes, NSGA advocates on behalf of retailers and team dealers on matters affecting small businesses and the sporting goods industry.

NSGA’s broad advocacy efforts include grassroots campaigns with our members to meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill.  NSGA also participates in national coalitions spanning multiple industries to pursue legislation and public policies where interests are aligned, understanding that there is strength in numbers and that collaboration allows for NSGA’s voice to be amplified.

Rhett Johnson, President of Johnson-Lambe in Raleigh, North Carolina and former member of the NSGA Board of Directors, shares his perspective on the power of NSGA advocacy.

NSGA's Advocacy Efforts

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Contact Your United States House Representative

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Contact Your United States Senator

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NSGA receives inquiries from retailers and dealers looking for intervention on a variety of matters. These issues are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. If you are a retailer/dealer member with a concern about an industry matter, please contact us for a discussion.

Government & Corporate Contact

Julie Pitts, Director of Public Affairs
(847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1180

Rulemaking Contact

Marty Maciaszek, Director of Communications
(847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1260

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