Association advocacy: ASAE's 2005 Legislative Fly-In.
Scheduled for April 6-7, ASAE's 2005 Legislative Fly-In presents a great opportunity for association advocates to educate members of Congress and their staffs about the critical issues and challenges facing associations. Participants will hear presentations about grassroots education and lobbying best practices from Capitol Advantage Capitol Advantage is a technology and publishing firm based in Fairfax, VA. The company is the largest publisher of Congressional directories in the country as well as the market leader in software for online advocacy, having over 1,700 clients. , Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax is an independent city forming an enclave within the confines of Fairfax County, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although politically independent of the surrounding county, the City of Fairfax is nevertheless its county seatGR6. , and The Showalter Group, Cincinnati, as well as an issues briefing from ASAE ASAE American Society of Association Executives
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ASAE Alkali-Sulfite-Anthraquinone-Ethanol public policy staff. Participants will also go to Capitol Capitol, seat of the U.S. Congress
Capitol, seat of the U.S. government at Washington, D.C. It is the city's dominating monument, built on an elevated site that was chosen by George Washington in consultation with Major Pierre L'Enfant. Hill to meet with their members of Congress.
Through ASAE's Associations Advance America fund, $300 travel scholarships are available for more than 150 members to help offset costs Costs for which funds have been appropriated but will not be obligated because of a contingency operation. See also contingency operation. . For more scholarship information, please visit info.asaenet.org/pdf/AA_Day_Application.pdf.
Surrounding the fly-in, ASAE, in conjunction with Capitol Advantage, is launching the second annual Advocacy Week, a unique opportunity for ASAE members unable to attend the fly-in to participate in grassroots advocacy activities. While fly-in attendees are meeting face-to-face with their members of Congress and communicating important association issues, Advocacy Week participants are being asked to support ASAE's efforts on Capitol Hill by sending letters and faxes and making phone calls to their representatives and senators on the same issues. To learn more about Advocacy Week and to register, visit www.capwiz.com/asaeadvocacyweek.