Issues & Advocacy
Working Toward a Better World Now and for Generations to Come
INDA is on the front lines of issues that matter to you, your organization, your customers and the world. Flushability, sustainability, the EPA industrial wiper rule and healthcare product standards . . . these are only a few of the issues that INDA has tackled head on to resolve or address for the nonwovens industry.
INDA is well represented on Capitol Hill with Jessica Franken, INDA’s Director of Government Affairs, who has more than a decade of professional government relations/public policy experience. It includes several positions on Capitol Hill and many years of work with industry association clients including INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, as well as groups representing recycled textiles, pharmaceutical printing and healthcare packaging industries.
Franken has acted as a primary policy liaison/advocate between clients and state, federal and international officials on a diverse array of issues. They include the environment, consumer product safety, international trade, tax, healthcare, homeland security, chemicals, manufacturing, and labor/workplace policy.
She currently represents INDA as an appointed advisor to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Apparel (ITAC-13), is an active member in a number of textile industry and general business coalitions and is a frequent speaker on governmental issues of interest to her clients.
INDA also has a host of committee actions where we work for our members and the industry to help ensure that nonwoven products continue to have a positive effect on our lives, the world and our children’s future.