We look forward to your participation in the 2014 Washington, DC Fly-in scheduled for April 2 and 3. This will be a joint Fly-in with AED as was done last year.
We cannot stress to you how important this Fly-in can be for our legislative agenda for 2014. Given the upcoming fall elections, announced retirements and the fiscal/tax discussions taking place, Congress will be listening as they head into their second legislative session. If we are to get commitments from representatives and senators to move on the matters that are important to the us…..the Fly-in will be the time to get that accomplished.
Accommodations will be at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel which is located at 1001 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. NAEDA has 25 rooms blocked and we will also be able to accommodate additional nights if some participants want to come in early or stay after the Fly-in dates. Those rooms will be on a first come - first serve availability. The room rates per night for the hotel are $279.00. The registration and housing form needs to be completed and returned to Amy Volk by noon on Monday, March 10, 2014. Please complete one form for each person who plans on attending. We will also need to know if a spouse/guest is planning on attending the briefing sessions so adequate materials can be prepared. Spouses and guests will be included in the meal functions.
The agenda for the meeting is attached, but note that some speakers have not been confirmed.
It is recommended that you start making contacts and appointments now for the Thursday hill visits as congressional schedules fill very quickly. If you need assistance in contacting your representatives or senators, you can go to http://www.house.gov/representatives/ or to http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and you will see a link to all the contact information for your representative and senators.
Additional briefing materials and “drop sheets” will be available at the Fly-in.
If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Mike Williams 636-349-6204 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Volk at email@example.com or 636-349-6220.