Supporting the Green Industry
The ONLA strives to promote legislation that meets the needs of Ohio's green industry. ONLA partners with PLANET and ANLA at the national legislation level to keep the issues of the green industry at the forefront.
The ONLA has multiple resources, and events throughout the year, that support green industry legislation. Look into a program that suits you and get involved!
The ONLA holds and biennial event dedicated to legislative advocacy. This event is an opportunity to learn the basics of how bills are introduced and made into laws, meet with your elected officials in the House and Senate, network with ONLA’s legislative committee, hear from guest speakers and more! Make an impact and attend!
ANLA Lighthouse Program
The ONLA partners with ANLA, and over 44 other state association, in the Lighthouse Program. Each ONLA member donates $10 of their dues to the ANLA Lighthouse Program. The Lighthouse Program helps green industry professionals become politically active at the local level as well as develop relationships with members of Congress and other federal officials. The program informs green industry businesses; equips owners and managers with knowledge and tools to have maximum impact with minimum time and effort; and builds a grassroots base that captures the power potential of this industry.
Communicating Effectively with Legislators
"Communicating Effectively with Legislators" is a printed resource sent to each ONLA member which explains how to appropriately and effectively communicate with legislators. The brochure lists guidelines in writing letters or sending emails to a U.S. Congressperson, as well as phone cal techniques and salutation suggestions.
The ONLA provides legislative updates, information and plans advocacy events. Click here to visit the ONLA CapWiz home page that features current elected officals, issues and legislation, candidates and upcoming elections, as well as links to media sources in your area.
The ONLA contracts with a legislative consulting firm, Capitol Consulting Group, to ensure that the association remains aware of all legislative activity relating to the green industry.
Capitol Consulting Group provides an article in every issue of The Buckeye magazine, titled “Legislative Hotline.” This article consists of legislative news, updates, and upcoming election information for issues important to the green industry. To view the latest edition of the “Legislative Hotline,” click here and download the current issue of The Buckeye.
Ohio Legislative Directory
The ONLA provides a printed resource with the complete listings of current Ohio members of congress, including phone numbers and districts. This resource is reprinted often as the members of Congress change.
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Political Action Committee (PAC)
A Political Action Committee is formed by a group of individuals with similar interests who join together to financially support political candidates. ONLPAC supports candidate who beneficially influence legislation related to Ohio’s green industry. Candidates are selected using different criteria including voting record, whether the candidate is in a leadership position, political beliefs, and whether of not the candidate’s constituency is made up of green industry members. Each year the ONLPAC holds a fundraising golf outing event.