Advocacy

Current Initiatives

Your Voice Matters!

The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) advocates on behalf of retailers and team dealers on matters affecting small businesses and the sporting goods industry.

NSGA’s advocacy efforts are broad – including meetings in Washington, DC with elected officials to grassroots campaigns with our members.

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.

We are stronger together! If there are local issues in your state or town that may impact our members, please let us know at advocacy@nsga.org.

If you would like to contact your federal officials, please use the resources below to reach out to them directly.

Contact Your United States House Representative

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Contact Your United States Senator

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Current Initiatives

Main Street Certainty Act

The Main Street Certainty Act aims to provide long-term stability in tax deductions for qualified business income.

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AMERICA Act

The AMERICA Act aims to restore competition in digital advertising and address conflicts of interest that allow leading platforms like Google and Facebook to manipulate ad auctions and exert control …

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NSGA Joins Merchants Payments Coalition

In April 2023, NSGA joined the Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC), which is a broad-based group comprised of associations and organizations representing retailers, supermarkets, restaurants, drug stores, convenience stores, gas stations, …

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Credit Card Competition Act

This bill addresses network access and competition in electronic credit transactions.

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Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2023

The legislation targets the rise in organized retail crime hurting retailers and threatening public safety.

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Supply Chain Concerns: West Coast Port Contract

Labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association are a supply chain concern for American businesses and consumers. The labor contract expired on …

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses

In January 2023, the FTC opened a Public Comment Period for a proposed rule to ban noncompete clauses, which is based on a preliminary finding that noncompetes constitute an unfair …

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Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2023

This new bill would expand overtime pay eligibility to about 55% of salaried workers earning up to $45,000 annually.

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The Small Business Prosperity Act of 2023

This pro-small business legislation proposes modifications of the tax deduction for qualified business income.

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Living Wage Now Act 

The Living Wage Now Act (HR 505) would increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour.

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PHIT Act of 2023

Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2023 (PHIT Act of 2023) allows a medical care tax deduction for up to $1,000 ($2,000 for a joint return or a head of …

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Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO Act) of 2023

Reintroduced in 2023, labor legislation known as the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2023 (PRO Act) (HR 20/S 567) would strengthen protections for workers seeking to form a …

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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 retailer/dealer member with a concern about an industry matter, please contact us for a discussion.

NFHS-NCAA Team Sports Rules Meeting Recaps

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State Adopted Ball List

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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
jpitts@nsga.org

Rulemaking Contact

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

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