Featuring premium blends from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, the Premium Cigar Association just launched an in-person educational series at a live event in Washington, DC. The intended audience for these new quarterly sessions includes policymakers, think-tanks, local retailers, and you…cigar enthusiasts! The event kicked off with a reception honoring both Representative Dan Meuser – of Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District – as well as the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States. Representative Meuser is Co-Chair of the Congressional Cigar Caucus. The evening’s guests included dignitaries and Congressional staff.
Ambassador Sonia Guzman, of the Dominican Republic, said that “the cigar industry is an engine of economic and social stability for the Dominican Republic. For this reason, we thank the Premium Cigar Association for this recognition that is a testament to the strong link between our countries, and the excellent work that the embassy and PCA undertook together last year. We must continue to be vigilant and strive to present the facts of this industry, that is often the unjustified target of a one-size fits all regulatory framework. The livelihoods of hundreds of thousands are at stake each time a new regulation is proposed.”
Representative Meuser shared that “as a member of Congress and Co-Chair of the Congressional Cigar Caucus, I am always glad to join the Premium Cigar Association and the great work they do to advocate on behalf of the premium cigar industry. The premium cigar industry employs thousands of people across America, including many in my district, and is an economic driver in communities around the world. The Congressional Cigar Caucus will continue to advocate for the premium cigar industry and policies that support our workforce, our agricultural industry, and our economy.”
As someone interested in cigars, would you be interested in having virtual access to events like this? Did you hear about the PCA’s most recent efforts in Texas? Let everyone know in the comments below!