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Congressional Contacts Program


May 3 & 4, 2017

Getting involved in the legislative process and ensuring the success of your industry is imperative...and it is your responsibility. We cannot and should not rely on the efforts of others to get the message out to our Congressmen/Women about the mutual industry and our many concerns. Don’t just take responsibility for the success of your mutual; take time to get involved and make a difference in the industry as a whole.

The Congressional Contacts Program (CCP) is the avenue through which you can make this difference. By bringing members of our industry together with our elected officials, the Congressional Contacts Program is making a difference in our industry - our Congressmen/Women are much better educated about the state of our industry and the needs that our companies and policyholders have. You don't have to participate in any of the speaking portions of the meetings to be effective - just being part of the group help make a difference and truly shows our commitment to our industry, which makes a great impression on our legislative body.

The 2017 Congressional Contacts Program dates will be announced soon. Average cost for this trip is $1500.00 for airfare and two nights accommodations in D.C. Our staff will secure your hotel accommodations, however you need to make your travel arrangements. We recommend arriving at Ronald Reagan airport but you can utilize the Dulles International or Baltimore airports as well but will incur higher ground fare to reach the hotel. We begin by meetings in the hotel lobby at 4:30 p.m. on the first night where we will walk together as a group to the NAMIC Washington office for a briefing of the issues we will be discussing. After our briefing, IAMIC will take all participants to dinner where you can network with your peers and begin preparations for our trip on Capitol Hill the following morning. Our second day begins early by meeting NAMIC staff in our hotel lobby and walking to our pre-scheduled appointments with Illinois Congressmen/Women. Everyone is on our own for the cost of dinner that evening. We generally go as a group or you may venture out on your own.

If the cost factor will prevent you from being an important part of this program in Washington; we encourage you to apply for the Congressional Contacts Scholarship. Click here to apply on line, or click here for a printable version. Deadline is April 1, 2017 and the scholarship will be award by April 20, 2017. Please mark your calendar and try to join us as we travel to D.C. to make a difference! 
CONGRATULATIONS:

Angie Dallam, Peru Waltham Mutual  - Winner of the 2016 Joe Reid Scholarship

Ed Doedtman, Sigel Mutual - Winner of the 2016 Joe Reid Scholarship

Andy Gerlach, Randolph Mutual  - Winner of the 2015 Joe Reid Scholarship

Gail Grawe, Payson Mutual  - Winner of the 2015 Joe Reid Scholarship

Carolyn Holder, Township Mutual - Winner of the 2015 Joe Reid Scholarship

 

 
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