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PIA Month - Our Advocacy Continues!

The August 9th District Lobbying Day has passed, but PIA's Political Involvement and Advocacy Month continues, and so does your opportunity to contact your Members...
August 15, 2006

Grassroots Action Alert--Act Now!The August 9th District Lobbying Day has passed, but PIA's Political Involvement and Advocacy Month continues, and so does your opportunity to contact your Members of Congress!
 
We are now in the midst of PIA's inaugural August devoted to enhanced in-district lobbying of federal lawmakers and candidates. While August 9 served as the focal point for this effort, all of August has been designated as PIA Month for Congressional contacts and political involvement. As you read this, meetings are taking place between PIA members and Members of Congress where such contacts really resonate - "back home," in the lawmaker's district, because home is where the power is. 
 
We realize that some PIA members won't be able to do in-person meetings, so we've posted a message that you can send to those Members of Congress you can't visit, right from your computer.Just log on toPIA National's Online Grassroots Action Centerto send your message right now!
 
PIA member meetings are planned for the rest of the month across the country, but it's not too late for you to do your part. Is your Member of Congress holding a town hall meeting? Attend, and make it clear that Professional Insurance Agents oppose optional federal charters. Is your Senator holding a campaign event? Go, and remind them to vote "no" on the National Insurance Act of 2006. Is a Congressional challenger holding a meet-and-greet? Attend, and tell them if they make it to Capitol Hill, you expect them to vote against the federalization of insurance regulation. Learn more about how you can participate in PIA Month.

Thank you for getting involved in this groundbreaking campaign to use the August Congressional recess to energize federal lobbying on behalf of Main Street Agents, by bringing Capitol Hill to Your Backyard.

For those PIA members still planning in-person visits with your Members of Congress, please visit the District Lobbying Day web page for support.

Rep. Earl Pomeroy on the Importance of PIA Members Lobbying "Back Home" (video, 52 seconds)