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PIA National Launches Online Grassroots Action Center

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2005 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has introduced a new online Grassroots Action Center that...
April 4, 2005

Entire PIA Membership Now Hard-Wired into Congress

Visit PIA National's Online Grassroots Action Center!WASHINGTON, April 4, 2005  - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) has introduced a new online Grassroots Action Center that allows all of its members nationwide to lobby their elected officials from their desktops.

The new online lobbying tool is being rolled out to coincide with PIA's 2005 Federal Legislative Summit, held April 7 in Washington, D.C.

"PIA's entire membership across the country is now hard-wired into Congress," said PIA National President Terry Adams. "Our new Grassroots Action Center will greatly enhance the ability of all PIA members to quickly add their voices in support of PIA National's day-to-day legislative lobbying on Capitol Hill."

The new tool enables every PIA member to send their Members of Congress a personalized email or letter that reinforces the lobbying efforts of those PIA members visiting Washington, D.C. on April 7. While the new online Grassroots Action Center is being rolled out and used for the first time in conjunction with this year's FLS, it can be used by any PIA member any day of the year and will be the focal point of PIA National's future grassroots action alerts.

"With just a few keystrokes, PIA members from Hawaii to Maine can ensure their representatives and senators understand the views of Main Street insurance agents," Adams said. "Best of all, because members start from a pre-written message, communications are quick and on point."

PIA members scheduled to attend the April 7 event were given the opportunity to use the new tool to contact their local newspapers announcing their upcoming trip to Capitol Hill. At the same time, those who would not be attending were able to send customized letters to their Members of Congress about PIA's issues of focus during the FLS.

The Grassroots Action Center also allows users to track House and Senate bills that relate to PIA's core issues. Visitors can also look at key Congressional votes, learn in-depth information about their elected officials' records and more.

The new Grassroots Action Center is located on PIA National's website at www.PIANET.com. Once there, just click on the Grassroots button on the left side of the page.

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.

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