Get Involved

Welcome to the SAAC Volunteer & Advocacy Center. You can find a variety of volunteer and advocacy opportunities that fit your interests, expertise and/or schedule listed here.


Advocacy

SAAC's vision is to be the regional voice of the promotional products industry, known for leading collaboratively to advance industry businesses, while protecting the consumer. Check this page to stay abreast of SAAC's most recent advocacy work to protect the California promotional products industry.

Volunteer

SAAC offers many opportunities for its members to get involved and stay connected with colleagues. Below you will find useful information about volunteering with SAAC.

Advocacy

The Issue

Senate Bill 162, authored by California state Sen. Ben Allen, would prohibit legitimate cannabis businesses from using advertising or branded merchandise. The legislation unanimously passed the state Senate and will be headed for a full vote in the California State Assembly soon.

Why It's Important

1. Senate Bill 162 would limit industry growth in the state of California. The promotional products industry produces 60,682 jobs and over $3 billion in revenue for the state of California.
2. Senate Bill 162 would stifle potential job growth for the industry in California. A legal California market for cannabis is estimated to be worth more than $5 billion.
3. Senate Bill 162 would discourage competition. Our members would be denied access to additional revenue opportunities threatening the 5,330 businesses (97% small business) and overall California promotional products industry.
4. As one of the most effective forms of advertising, the promotional products industry should be permitted to service legal businesses including cannabis.

Take Action

- Click here to find the contact information for your local California representatives.
- Send this e-mail/letter template to your local representative. Feel free to personalize this message.
- Tweet your opposition to California Assembly members using the hashtag #opposeSB162.
- Send an email and/or call your local representatives using the PPAI Law Solution.
- Call your local California representatives and communicate the importance of opposing this legislation.
- Encourage your colleagues and staff to take action.

SAAC's Position Statement on SB 162

July 2017
SAAC Position Statement on Act to amend Section 26152 of the Business and Professions Code relating to cannabis (Senate Bill 162)
 

Volunteer

 
Any member can volunteer with SAAC. It doesn’t matter if you are new to the industry or an industry expert--you can make a difference within our association. Additionally, we encourage SAAC members who have volunteered in the past to help us fill our current volunteer needs.

All volunteers must be current SAAC members. If you are not a member of SAAC, visit our Membership webpage to join.

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities that are currently available:

Events & Education Committee member
Membership Committee member
Convention & Expo Committee member
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