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Virtual Fly-In for Climate Action

Planet Organic - Join the Organic Trade Association’s Virtual Fly-in for Climate Action 

Congress has taken a renewed interest in climate policy and momentum for transformative action to reimagine the U.S. economy to prevent the most devastating impacts of climate change is happening NOW. By participating in this advocacy event, you will join your colleagues to elevate the voice of organic in climate policies, advance organic as a solution to climate change and to protect organic from the risk of a changing climate. Over the course of two weeks, we will meet with dozens of House and Senate lawmakers and their staff and advocate for climate action before they break for an extended recess through election day.

Please join us to amplify the diversity and expertise of the organic industry in these groundbreaking discussions. Get involved, share your story and make your voice heard. Space is limited.

UPDATE: We have reach capacity and registration is now closed.

How does a Virtual Fly-In work? Here's what to expect:

You will work in small teams with other Organic Trade Association members to attend a handful of pre-scheduled virtual meetings with federal lawmakers and their staff. These phone conference meetings will be scheduled to occur over the course of two weeks September 21-October 2. You can expect to have anywhere from 1-4 meetings scheduled over the course of two weeks.

After you register, our team will get to work forming member teams and building your meeting schedule. Unlike our annual in-person advocacy day during Organic Week DC, this event is solely dedicated to the issue of climate change and only a handful of meetings with key lawmakers selected by OTA will be scheduled.

Each meeting with have an assigned team leader to help facilitate the meeting. If you are chosen as a team leader, we will let you know in advance and ask you to attend a team leader training.

On September 9 at 12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST, we will host a Virtual Fly-In Prep Webinar for all registrants to brief you on everything you need to know, from our key climate policy asks and priorities to how Virtual meetings will be conducted, and how to follow up with your lawmakers and with us. We'll also provide you with all of the materials that you need to prep for your meetings. If you are unable to attend, we will send you the recording.

You will access your schedule via the Advocacy Day Assistant app, (same as Organic Week DC). We will send you your login information and details on how to use the app after registration. Your schedules will include dial-in and pin numbers for the conference call. 

After your meetings, we will ask you to fill our your meeting feedback surveys, identify opportunities for follow-up, and connect with your legislators via social media to thank them for taking the meeting. We will provide a #PlanetOrganic social media toolkit for all regstrants to reference.

Meeting space is limited so you must register soon to secure your spot. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, registration for the event is FREE but you must be an Organic Trade Association member to participate. Not yet a member? Contact us to learn more about the many benefits of membership and gain full access to our events.

Thank you to our sponsors!


Megan DeBates
Director of Legislative Affairs and Coalitions