Advocacy & Issues
Advocacy & Issues: Your Voice on Capitol Hill
Advocating for our members and promoting the value of the association profession to legislators and policymakers is an important priority for the American Society of Association Executives. To do this, we address legislative and regulatory issues that affect the nonprofit and association communities, as well as the association profession. We also strive to keep our members informed about Washington’s legislative and regulatory activities through action alerts, issue briefs, and our weekly Inroads e-newsletter. Associations can join ASAE and show how they create positive change in America and the world through the Power of A campaign.
Congress and the Administration are spending the summer debating issues that will impact the way you manage your associations and work for your members' interests. This July, ASAE will be holding a series of free events designed to educate you and your staff on issues important to you and all associations:
Join us for American Associations Day 2016: March 9-10, 2016, Washington, DC. Read more about our legislative fly-in: www.thepowerofa.org/hillvisit
Association Advocates: Power in Numbers
ASAE's grassroots network supports the association community in the legislative process by promoting legislation that will have a positive impact on the profession. ASAE advocates call, e-mail, write, and meet with their Members of Congress on behalf of the association community. Members of the ASAE grassroots network also participate in American Associations Day, the only legislative fly-in for the association community. American Associations Day prepares association professionals to visit Capitol Hill and educate their Congressional delegation on policy issues important to all associations, like health care implementation, tax reform, and nonprofit governance.
ASAE Grassroots: Communicating with Legislators
The American Society of Association Executives’ Public Policy Division maintains a website that involves our members directly in the political process. This site, www.capwiz.com/asae/home, enables ASAE Advocates across the country to communicate directly with their elected officials, by sending tailored e-mails on issues of importance for the association community.
Other resources offered at the site include an online Congressional Directory with photos, bios, committee assignments and staff members; a Congressional ZIP code matching service; and a daily schedule of Congressional events and committee hearings as well as tracking voting records on association issues for all member of Congress.
Inroads: Staying Informed
Inroads is a weekly electronic newsletter on national, state, and regional public policy and legal issues of importance to association professionals and their industry partners. Inroads is your source for the issues affecting all associations this week. You can subcribe by clicking the button below:
ASAE Political Action Committee: Taking Political Action
ASAE has a political action committee, APAC. For more information on APAC, and how it works with ASAE members to elect pro-association candidates to the U.S. House and Senate, you can visit www.asaepac.org. This site is for ASAE members-only, and you will need to login with your email address and password. APAC is an affiliated political action committee of ASAE, and has no affiliation with the ASAE Foundation.