All NAA members. If you are in the rental housing industry, you are a stakeholder. We want your elected officials to think about you and your association when they think of the industry.
2019 Lobby Day Issues
This year's legislative priorities centered around housing affordability, including:
- Transforming the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to maximize its impact for residents and increase participation by private owners.
- Removing barriers to new housing creation through infrastructure incentives for local governments.
- Protecting existing rental housing stock through reform and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Feedback from your Lobby Day meetings is critical to advocacy and it's never too late to share your feedback! Check back here closer to the conference for a short survey to tell us how your meetings went.
Lobby Day is merely a springboard for year-round advocacy. We encourage you to build upon the relationships you'll create during 2020 Advocate by utilizing exclusive tools in the members-only NAA Advocacy365 Grassroots Resource Center and Knowledge Bank. The Knowledge Bank and Resource Center include the tools you need to have an effective relationship with your elected officials, both at home and in D.C. Stay up-to-date on best practices with how-to guides on scheduling meetings, inviting a legislator to tour your property and speaking confidently about key issues.
Listen to our pre-recorded training from 2019 Advocate on how to conduct your meeting with your member of Congress!
A great resource for spreading the word is the Advocate Toolkit. It features a selection of flyers and ads you can use to reach your members and communicate the value of attending the conference. Don't forget that the most effective invitation is an invitation from someone you know. You can also always reach out to NAA staff for assistance. We'll work with you to help create a strategy to best utilize your available resources. Contact Megan Piferi for assistance with marketing efforts or Peter Fromknecht for general Lobby Day assistance.
You or someone at your affiliate will work with the scheduler of the Member(s) of Congress whose district(s) overlaps your affiliate’s territory. The ideal time to start scheduling your meetings is 30 days out. There are plenty of tools available for setting up your meeting, including two meeting request letter templates, one for Senators and one for Members of the House. Edit your name and contact information for each meeting request letter. We have also provided a list of schedulers for you to address and email your personalized meeting request letter(s). Both helpful tools along with several other resources can be found here.
On Tuesday, you can pick up your folders at the Lobby Day Materials Center at the Grand Hyatt. On Wednesday, folders will be available at the Florida House, NAA's Lobby Day Headquarters. The Florida House is located at One 2nd Street NE, a short walk from both the House and Senate office buildings.
Business attire is recommended along with practical shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. Keep in mind that all visitors to the Capitol complex must pass through security. Be prepared to go through a metal detector and have your bags x-rayed.