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

FPA Advocacy Day is an important opportunity for FPA members and leaders gather on The Hill to continue the dialogue with federal policymakers about our profession while displaying FPA's strength as the association for all CFP® professionals. Participating will empower you to positively interact with policymakers to help advocate for issues that are crucial to practitioners of the financial planning community. For the second year, our half-day symposium will feature two sessions on Wednesday afternoon, June 6th.

Registration for 2018 DC Advocacy Day is now closed. Please join us next year!

CLICK HERE​ to see photos from last year's event!

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
  • 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 $289 (limited room block) at the Hyatt Regency​
The registration fee of $115 covers the symposium, meals, materials and training. Please note that all members are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Advocacy Day 2018 Agenda​​​

What: 5th Annual FPA Advocacy Day
When: June 6-7, 2018
Where: Washington D.C.
Who: All FPA members are invited!

June 6, 2018​​

Arrive by noon (West Coast participants may wish to arrive on Tuesday)
12:30- 4:30 p.m. Half-day symposium
6:30-7:30 p.m. FPA PAC Reception
7:30-9:00 p.m.  Dinner Sponsored by

June 7, 2018​

6:30 a.m. breakfast training & materials
All Day – meetings on Capitol Hill

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 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​​