All Directions Lead to Capitol Hill on March 18
I have a confession to make – I am horrible with street names. I am a visually oriented person who knows landmarks better than street names. Seriously, don’t ask me how to get to my apartment or you’ll hear, “it’s across from Costco.” That’s why I love Washington D.C. It’s hard to miss landmarks like the White House, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building. Thank goodness for maps and GPS systems or else I would be in big trouble.
Speaking of maps, NAA has laid out a great road map to help prepare you for NAA’s Lobby Day on March 18 at the NAA Capitol Conference. First, if you haven’t already registered, do it now! Next, if you are in charge of scheduling your meetings on the Hill, please do it now! You can find the contact list of Congressional schedulers online. When introducing your affiliate in your meeting request, please explain how you are affiliated with your local/state association and NAA. If you are not in charge of coordinating meetings on the Hill, please contact the NAA-affiliated association in your area for meeting dates and times.
Once you have scheduled your visits, please report them to us. We collect this information to promote the industry’s collective meetings, arrange photography and for other advocacy purposes.
This year’s Lobby Day Issues are Restructuring Immigration Policy, Enhancing the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Reforming the Tax Code. Fact sheets and talking points are available on the Lobby Day webpage. Sample letters for meeting requests, tips on meeting with members of Congress and other helpful resources are also available there.
Should you need further directions on the issues, please don’t hesitate to contact our head navigator for this road trip, Greg Brown.
For more information on everything related to the Capitol Conference, including directions to the hotel (I promise I didn’t write them), visit the Capitol Conference website. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Carly Simpson is NAA's Manager of State and Local Government Affairs.