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PIA Kicks Off Political Involvement and Advocacy Month

August 1 marks the official kick-off of PIA's Political Involvement and Advocacy Month. PIA has declared the entire month of August as Political Involvement and...
August 2, 2006

August 1 marks the official kick-off of PIA's Political Involvement and Advocacy Month. PIA has declared the entire month of August as Political Involvement and Advocacy Month - Capitol Hill in Your Backyard, and has targeted August 9 as PIA District Lobbying Day.

PIA is asking each of its members to make an effort to engage their elected officials and Congressional candidates, in order to promote the points of view of PIA and to forge relationships with those who will serve them in Washington, DC.

"An important component in this relationship between constituent and member occurs back in the district," said North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy, a former President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. "For PIA members I'd say this August could be a very important opportunity. It may not seem like it, but it may be more important than coming all the way to Washington with an important message."

Pomeroy videotaped a special message for PIA Month last week outside his Capitol Hill office. "PIA is an identified 'name brand,'" Pomeroy added. "It's an association that's been at this business a long time. PIA has a lot of credibility and takes pains to represent the best of the profession."

For those PIA members who are unable to schedule an in-person visit with their representatives or senators, or staff members in their offices, starting on August 9 PIA National's Online Grassroots Action Center will enable agents to send a message showing their support for issues of paramount concern to professional independent insurance agents. 

Click here for all the details about District Lobbying Day.

Rep. Earl Pomeroy on the Importance of PIA Members Lobbying "Back Home" (video)
 
Rep. Earl Pomeroy on the Value PIA Brings to Lobbying (video)

PIA Political Involvement & Advocacy Month

PIA District Lobbying Day - August 9

District Lobbying Day (DLD) August 9, 2006:  Don't forget to register!  After you have scheduled your congressional visit(s) for August 9 or at anytime throughout August, please visit the online DLD registration form to register for DLD so we know you're participating and can send you Personalized Feedback Forms, updates and other resources via email.  Personalized Feedback Forms will contain elected official's contact information, appointment information, a short description of PIA's issues to be discussed and a link to submit feedback online after the congressional visit.  For more information on DLD please click here.

Thank you for your participation in District Lobbying Day - part of PIA's Political Involvement and Advocacy Month.