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RVIA’s Advocacy Day Agenda Ready for June 8

RVIA members discuss industry issues with U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly at Advocacy Day 2008

RVIA members discuss industry issues with U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., at Advocacy Day 2008

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members will visit elected officials and key legislative staff during the association’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, during Committee Week.

“Advocacy Day is vitally important to our efforts to increase awareness of the RV industry on the federal level,”  Jay Landers, senior director of RVIA’s Government Affairs Department, stated in a news release. “Congressional visits help strengthen relationships between RVIA members and the members of Congress who represent their states and districts.”

RVIA Government Affairs staff schedule appointments with elected officials, provide briefing materials and accompany members on visits. The program also gives participants the opportunity to have photos taken with congressmen and senators.

Advocacy Day begins with a morning meeting during which RVIA members are briefed on the issues they will be discussing with members of Congress. The briefing includes exercises that help RVIA members practice discussing key issues before they set out to meet elected officials.

For more information on RVIA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, contact Jay Landers at jlanders@rvia.org

RVIA’s Committee Week is set to take place June 6 – 9 at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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