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PIA Announces Annual Federal Legislative Summit

WASHINGTON, December 22, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) will hold its annual Federal Legislative Summit on March 25, 2004...
December 22, 2003

Agents to Converge On Capitol Hill March 25, 2004

WASHINGTON, December 22, 2003 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) will hold its annual Federal Legislative Summit on March 25, 2004 in Washington, D.C.

The 2004 PIA National Federal Legislative Summit is a one-day legislative gathering of PIA members who spend the day meeting with their elected representatives to advance the views and positions of professional insurance agents.

"PIA's annual legislative summit is an important part of our year-round program of legislative advocacy," said PIA National President Carl G. Stoecklin. "Laws passed by Congress have a direct impact on the ability of our members to serve the insurance needs of their customers. We must always be proactive in Washington, D.C. to ensure that as far as PIA members are concerned, good legislation is passed and bad legislation is not."

The 2004 PIA National Federal Legislative Summit will begin with a breakfast where participants will be briefed on PIA's current legislative initiatives.  Agents will spend the remainder of the day on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers regarding issues that are important to independent insurance agents.

Following the day of lobbying on the Hill, the PIA Political Action Committee (PIAPAC) will hold its annual PIAPAC Fundraising Dinner.

"It is essential that PIA members have this annual opportunity to visit with their elected representatives in their Capitol Hill offices to make their views known," said PIA Federal Affairs Committee Chairman Robert P. Page of Houma, Louisiana. "There is no better way to forge and maintain relationships with lawmakers than to do it up-close and personal."

For additional information, agents can contact PIA National Director of Political Affairs Kellie Bray kelliebr@pianet.org

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses.