The political landscape is ever changing, and our collective voice needs to be part of that change. Legislative Day on the hill is an opportunity to for snow industry professionals to have their voices heard, increase their knowledge about the legislative issues that affect you, and directly participate in the legislative process.
It is our responsibility to educate our elected representatives on the issues that face us as individuals and business professionals.
The ASCA’s annual fly-in to Washington D.C. has created awareness with our elected representatives on the issues that the snow and ice management industry faces. Prior to our first fly-in, our elected representatives were completely unaware of that we as an industry were fighting an uphill battle against frivolous lawsuits. So unaware, in fact, that one representative even posed the question, by saying, “wait a minute, you mean to tell people in the United States are suing for falling on snow and ice?”
They were unaware of these issue because we as an industry never told them. So as much as we opine on our governments successes and failures, it is on us as an industry to make them aware.
As a good friend often says, “you can complain as much as you want, as long as you participate.”
This year we will be focusing on the passage of the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, Senate Bill 237. This Bill is aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits. The Bill passed the House this spring and needs to get through the Senate.
Join us in Washington D.C. for this critically important event. The ASCA will have leaders in every meeting to carry the load. We need you to attend.
Once Elected, our Representatives have two jobs. First, to represent the people that elected them Second, to get re-elected. The get re-elected by meeting with and listening to their constituents. So as powerful as meetings will be with ASCA representatives. They are more powerful when someone from their district is present in the meeting. So if you want your message to really heard by your Senator, we encourage you to attend Legislative Dy on the Hill.
ASCA Day on the Hill group in 2013.
The Legislative Day on the Hill event is free and includes legislative briefings, an address by a key-note speaker, visits to Congressional offices, as well as dinners, receptions, and networking opportunities. There is no registration fee to attend this event. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and dinner expenses.
Email us with your contact details at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-393-0215 to RSVP for this event.
|Monday, September 11, 2017|
|4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Legislative Day on the Hill Issue Briefings
ASCA representatives will review the pending legislation, our official positioning statements, and research that supports the legislation. In doing so, a full briefing for attendees including a breakdown of groups that will work together on the Hill, what to expect, as well as talking points for meetings with Senators. Attendees will receive literature to leave behind in Senate offices which outlines our position.
|4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Keynote Speaker: Matt Fullenbaum Director of Legislation, Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)
Matt comes to ATRA from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) where he served as membership manager. Prior to joining IANA, he held positions in the economics and membership departments at the International Dairy Foods Association. Matt earned a bachelor of arts degree from The George Washington University.
- ASCA will reserve a room at a local restaurant or hotel (TBD) for the group to dine together, discuss legislative strategy, and to network with one another. NOTE: Attendees are responsible for their dinner costs.
|Tuesday, September 12, 2017|
|8:00 a.m.||Head to Capital Hill (by Uber)|
|8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.||Guest Speaker (TBD)|
|9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Meetings|
Hotel and Travel Information
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 22202
Rate: $229 per night (rooms must be reserved no later than Monday, August 28, 2017)
- Call: (703) 413-1300 and ask for the ASCA Legislative Day Room Block.
- Reserve Online
Airport and Shuttle Information
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA
A complimentary Shuttle is available to and from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA. To make your shuttle reservation call (703) 413-1300.