​​Welcome to FPA Fede​​​ral and State Advocacy Days

​​​​ Our Fourth Annual FPA D.C. Advocacy Day and Fiduciary Symposium, held on June 20- 21, was our most successful ever. An impressive 80 FPA members gathered in our nation's capital for a half-day symposium offering a total of 3 CFP® CEs and then headed to The Hill next day to deepen relationships and forge new ones with members of Congress and regulatory leaders. FPA members increased awareness of both our association and the policies we support to advance the profession. Our goal is to have our leaders understand that FPA is THE association for all CFP® professionals and look to FPA as a resource when it comes to issues affecting financial planners. Participating in this day empowered us to positively impact government officials at all levels. Look to an even stronger gathering next year as we head into our five-year anniversary of FPA D.C. Advocacy Day.

Listen to what FPA members had to say about FPA ​​D.C. Advocacy Day!


As an Advocacy Day participant we will provide you:

  • Appointments with the offices of your representatives

  • Networking opportunities

  • Included half-day educational symposium

  • Advocacy training breakfast

  • Advance talking points about FPA policies and priorities

  • Background and preparation materials for meetings

  • Pre-event networking dinner ​​

The registration fee of $115 cover the symposium, meals, materials and training. Please note that all members are responsible for their own travel expenses.

FPA Advocacy in Your State

State Advocacy Days help you connect with your local legislators and regulators to build important relationships that help influence the right people. FPA Advocacy seeks to advance and protect your profession by proactively seeking out those who vote on issues that affect your profession. Ask your Advocacy Chapter Leader how to start or participate in an Advocacy Day in your state.

Contact Karen Nystrom , Advocacy Team Leader

What Participants Say

​"Amazing event! What an incredible opportunity to participate directly in the legislative process. I appreciate all of the hard work that went into planning the day's events. And, I am so happy to see this event gain traction and the attendance increase each year. One of my favorite FPA activities EVER!"
– Michael Shockley, CFP® Texas

"Very powerful event, in terms of advancing the profession over the long run."
Dr. Ron Rhoades, CFP® Kentucky

"I'm pro​ud of how well received FPA is: we are music to our Members of Congress' ears as opposed to what they are used to. These four years have elevated our reputation and sincere gratitude for those who work so hard to make things happen seamlessly." 
– Cathy SeeberCFP® Delaware

"It is a great opportunity to speak with our representatives. Everyone should try to attend at least once."
Ilene Schwartz, Pennsylvania

"I thought the day was very well organized and exceptionally effective in reaching out to and providing education to our members of Congress, as well as building relationships and positioning FPA as a resource." 
Molly BalunekCFP® Ohio