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The 2020 FPA D.C. Advocacy Day is proceeding as planned, June 2-3, 2020 in Washington D.C. The FPA team continue to plan confidently for the event and we currently have no plans to postpone or cancel. Please know that the Financial Planning Association’s first priority is the health, safety and well-being of everyone involved with FPA D.C. Advocacy Day. While the risk of contracting the coronavirus in the U.S. is low, we are monitoring the situation closely and will follow the advice of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Should the situation change, we will issue periodic updates as necessary.


FPA D.C. Advocacy Day

​The 7th Annual FP​A D.C. Advocacy Day will be held June 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Last year, 85 FPA members participated in the event, visiting more than 90 congressional offices. Members were able to participate in a pro bono event with D.C. Hill staffers or attend the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissions' open meeting, where SEC Commissioners voted o​n the Regulation Best Interest Rule Package. After the SEC voted, SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce spoke to FPA members at the FPA Education Symposium. 

Join us for our FPA Education Symposium on Tuesday, June 2 and our D.C. Advocacy Day on Wednesday, June 3.


REGISTER for D.C. Advocacy Day


BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM at the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill

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DEADLINE to register is May 8, and we expect to fill our hotel room block well in advance.


​​As a D.C. Advocacy Day participant, FPA will provide you with:

  • ​​Appointments with the offices of your representatives

  • On-line training webinar one week prior to the event

  • Advance talking points about FPA policies and priorities

  • Background and preparation materials for meetings

  • Networking opportunities

  • Included half-day educational symposium

  • Advocacy training breakfast

  • FPA PAC Reception with special invited guests

  • Sponsored Dinner on Wednesday evening

  • Special Room Rate of $309 (limited room block for Mon./Tues./Weds.) at the Hotel Liaison​

The registration fee of $125 will cover the symposium, scheduled meals, materials and training. Please note, all FPA members are responsible for their own travel expenses. Attendees will have meetings up to 5 p.m. on June 3 and should plan to make air travel after 7 p.m. that day.

What: 7th Annual FPA D.C. Advocacy Day

When: June 2-3, 2020

  
    June 2: Arrive by noon (all at Liaison Washington Capitol Hill)​​

  • 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Half-day education symposium

  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: FPA PAC Reception

  • ​7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Dinner

    June 3: ​

  • ​7:30 a.m.: Breakfast training and materials (at Liaison Washington Capitol Hill)

  • All Day: Meetings on Capitol Hill​

Where:  Liaison Washington Capitol Hill
              415 New Jersey Ave, NW
              Washington, DC 20001

Who:      All FPA members are invited!


See What FPA Members Had to Say About FPA D.C. Advocacy Day!​


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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. 
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Questions?
Contact Karen Nystrom , Advocacy Day 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​​​​