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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS INTRODUCING THE AUTO CARE ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP TEAM A Grassroots Advocacy Program Worthy of the $300 Billion Auto Care Industry THE Auto Care Association is excited to announce a new advocacy program for members who understand the importance of government affairs and want to help educate elected officials on the issues most important to our industry. Never before has the auto care industry - comprised of more than four million American workers located throughout every region of this country - had a permanent grassroots network of individuals trained in the art of political advocacy. This program will serve as the first step in harnessing our full grassroots potential for the purpose of influencing future decisions made in Washington, D.C. and the states. Our industry has a great story to tell, but the challenge is getting our country's leaders to listen. One of our industry's real strengths is that it would be difficult to find a federal or state legislative district that does not have an auto care business within its borders. The Auto Care Advocacy Leadership Team will be a robust infrastructure of well-trained industry professionals who can effectively advocate on behalf of the auto care industry and its issues while cultivating relationships with their elected officials. Any employee of an Auto Care Association member company who wants to help change the way legislative leaders view our industry is welcome to participate. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, visit advocate, or email david.pinkham@ The Auto Care Association PAC (ACPAC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, an important milestone and a real opportunity to celebrate. The 2014 ACPAC Annual Report of Activities, which recognizes its contributors and details its record breaking achievements last year, is coming soon. Visit 16 AUTO CARE INSIDER | VOL. 92

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Auto Care Insider Volume 92

President's Message
Association News-YANG Connect
Market Intelligence: e-tailing infographic
Inside Technology-social influencer program
Member Profile-Kathleen George
International Focus-looking at Latin America
Toolbox-professional headshots
Government Affairs-advocacy leadership team
Impact Awards-Brandi Gardner
Head of the Class-Olympus Imported Auto Parts Corp.
Market Intelligence-checking in with China
An Industry Treasure-Be Car Care Aware

Auto Care Insider Volume 92