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NAIFA Congressional Conference Update

https://advocacy.naifa.org/2020

NAIFA is closely monitoring the coronavirus emergency situation. At present, the Congressional Conference is still on, and we hope we will be welcoming you to Washington May 19-20. However, your safety is paramount—we will let you know instantly if and when a decision to change these plans is made. But we very much hope the crisis will be in the rearview mirror before May 19 and that you will be able to be here to participate in this very important program.

The Congressional Conference will be even more important by May. Congress is now talking about yet another coronavirus response bill, this one focused on helping the economy and hard-hit industries. We have no doubt that there will be issues emerging in the next few weeks that will impact NAIFA members and their clients. 

So, we hope you will continue to plan to join us at the May 19-20 NAIFA Congressional Conference here in Washington, DC. We promise timely notification if plans change, and assure you that the benefits of your participation are enormous. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to build/grow strong relationships with your own Members of the House of Representatives and Senators. And those relationships, while always critically important, are more crucial than ever during these times of extreme uncertainty.

The Conference program is excellent: Ways & Means Committee members Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Tom Reed (R-NY) are key speakers. NAIFA staff and lobbyists will update you on issues and politics and will share “how-to” lobbying tips. Of course, the heart of the program is the “Day on the Hill” on May 20, when Conference participants will meet with their own Senators and Members of the House of the House of Representatives. 

You can register if you haven’t already, for the Congressional Conference at advocacy.naifa.org. The program begins May 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Renaissance Hotel.

The first 400 registrants will receive a travel stipend of up to $300, subject to certain conditions. Details are in the frequently-asked questions on the Congressional Conference website (https://advocacy.naifa.org/faq). A few stipends are still available, so please register soon if you haven’t already, and encourage your colleagues and friends to join us, too.