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Developing the next generation of talent


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Government Relations & Public Policy

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Key Contact Program

The Key Contact Program connects ICSC members with Members of Congress to proactively drive the legislative process rather than responding to legislation after the fact.

We follow the grassroots model and mobilize ICSC members at the local/regional level to connect with legislators as constituents and community leaders.

Participants will:

  • Be a voice for the industry in the legislator’s home district
  • Develop an organic, authentic and enduring relationship with your assigned legislator
  • Act as a policy resource for elected officials on industry issues
  • Communicate regularly with your assigned legislator through meetings, site visits and other events
  • Share information with the Government Relations & Public Policy office, which will support your efforts
  • Stay up-to-date on key legislation with briefings from the Office of Government Relations & Public Policy
  • Join in conference calls and events where you can network with peers and grow valuable relationships with your elected officials

Arrange a Meeting with a Congressional District Office

Capitol Hill is a hectic place. One of the best ways to communicate with elected officials is through face-to-face meetings while they are home in their districts.

All Members of Congress have district offices that exist to serve constituents like you.

We can help you set up those meetings and offer valuable tips and talking points.

Organize a Site Visit for a Member of Congress

Hosting a site visit at your center is a great way to demonstrate your role in the community and discuss policy issues that are impacting your business. Site visits give Members of Congress the chance to see economic development in their communities and meet with constituents.

Retail venues also provide an ideal setting for an elected official to:

  • Attend a ribbon cutting welcoming a new business (a great photo opportunity)
  • Host events like town halls, press conferences (especially addressing economic issues and jobs), and even fundraisers
  • Establish a campaign headquarters

ICSC's Government Relations & Public Policy team can help you organize and plan your site visit.

Contact us for information and support


ICSC Government Relations & Public Policy


More member resources

Legislative Action Center

As an informed and active constituent, you can play the most important role of all in shaping legislation.

Visit the LAC


We are the only federally registered political action committee representing retail real estate industry interests.

Learn more

Key Contact Program

The Key Contact Program links ICSC members with Members of Congress to proactively drive the legislative process.

Become an ICSC Key Contact

U.S. & Canada Shopping Center Statistics

Shopping centers provide valuable goods, employment and sales tax revenue to communities. We have the insights.

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Request Amicus Curiae Briefs

You may request ICSC to file an amicus curiae brief, either independently or with others, in pending appeals on issues.

Submit a request

Take action.

With just a few clicks you can send a message to Congress on the issues that impact our industry.

Visit the Legislative Action Center