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All Eyes on Washington

Date: November 3, 2020

Over the past several months, all eyes have been on Washington as Congress and the White House have worked on coronavirus stimulus legislation and other policies, with even more attention focused on the Nov. 3 election. As results from the election continue to come in at the local, state, and national levels, MEMA is working on plans to engage with policymakers in Washington and at the state level on your behalf. As part of these efforts, MEMA will have several opportunities for member company representatives to engage and be heard. We encourage you to watch for future communications on these items.

  • Next week, MEMA will circulate a survey seeking input from you on the policies that are important to your company. The results from this annual survey are critical to ensure that MEMA’s advocacy work reflects your priorities.
  • On December 7, the fourth quarter Government Affairs Committee meeting will be held virtually. At this meeting, we will discuss the status of MEMA priorities and actions we will be taking in 2021 and beyond to advocate on your behalf. Registration will open in the coming days and participation is open to all member companies.

·On Nov 4, MEMA will launch a new grassroots platform and begin registering advocates. We encourage you to sign up to participate and receive updates. This platform will expand our ability to reach you and help you contact your elected officials.

  • Save the date: on February 23-25, 2021, MEMA will hold a virtual Advocacy Week that will include updates and sessions on the most important issues facing suppliers during the 117th Congress. Expected speakers include Members of Congress, Administration officials, industry leaders and other stakeholders. More details coming soon.
  • Other activities that the MEMA government affairs and advocacy team are planning include virtual meet-and-greets with new Members of Congress, issue-specific virtual fly-ins, and more.

We encourage you to get involved in one or more of these opportunities. For more information, contact Catherine Boland or Melanie Weiland.

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