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PIA District Lobbying Day Is Almost Here!

PIA's District Lobbying Day is almost here! This is your opportunity to become more politically engaged by meeting with your elected representatives on or around...
August 9, 2011

PIA's District Lobbying Day is almost here! This is your opportunity to become more politically engaged by meeting with your elected representatives on or around August 16th while they are back in their home district during the August recess.

If you haven't already made an appointment to meet with your Members of Congress, please visit PIA National's website to learn how and to see our talking points to guide you in your meeting(s): District Lobbying Day webpage.

If your schedule doesn't allow for a meeting on August 16th, that's no problem -- you can meet on a different day or send an online message through PIA's Grassroots Action Center to coincide with the August 16th District Lobbying Day.

The issues that are being debated on Capitol Hill will greatly impact independent insurance agents. You know your elected officials are hearing from the opposition and the big money interests, so it's up to each of us to make sure they hear from their local, Main Street agents, too. That's you!

Here's a summary of a few of the issues PIA is concerned with this year:

  1. Flood Insurance: The National Flood Insurance Program is set to expire on September 30, 2011. The House has already passed a five year extension with key reforms. Click here to tell your Senators to do the same!
  2. Agent Compensation: Your compensation for health insurance sales is at risk right now and is being heavily debated at the state and federal level. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced a bill to protect your compensation and it is of utmost importance that this bill gets passed. Tell your Member of Congress to support H.R. 1206 by clicking here.
  3. Crop Insurance: The USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees are trying to eliminate your job, saying agents are costly and inefficient. They want to be the sole agency to handle insurance claims and acreage reports. Tell Congress FSA employees are trying to take over insurance agents' jobs!  Click here to send a letter to Congress about this!

Take the first step by visiting the District Lobbying Day webpage. Have a question? Contact Mike Becker, PIA National Assistant vice President of Federal Affairs, with any questions at mikebe@pianet.org or (703) 518-1365; or Julia Domagalski, PIA National's Legislative Assistant, at juliado@pianet.org or 703-518-1365.

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