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"Capitol Hill in Your Backyard" Fast Approaching

Congress' annual August recess is fast approaching! Make an effort to meet with your member of Congress "back in the District" before they take historic...
July 15, 2009

Congress' annual August recess is fast approaching! Make an effort to meet with your member of Congress "back in the District" before they take historic votes on insurance regulation and healthcare reform. The stakes for agents couldn't be higher! Congress is debating healthcare reform, with one proposal banning agents from being involved in the business!

Don't let the term "August Recess" fool you, as it's a bit of a misnomer. Each August, members of Congress spend the month working in their districts. They hold town hall forums, attend community events, meet with their constituents -- and campaign for re-election.

Again this year, PIA has designated August as Political Involvement and Advocacy Month, highlighted by District Lobbying Day on Wednesday, August 5th. We ask each PIA member to make a special effort to engage their elected officials to promote PIA's legislative agenda and solidify our relationships with lawmakers who serve in Washington, D.C.

The goal is to get as many PIA members as possible to schedule appointments on or around August 5th to have a conversation with them or their staff members in their offices. PIA provides you with all the support you need. Just click here to get started. If you are unable to schedule an in-person visit, PIA National's Online Grassroots Action Center will have a message you can easily personalize and send to your elected officials!