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AIA Monthly Virtual Advocacy Meeting

The Monthly Virtual Advocacy Meeting is a time to share key items that impact you – AIA members – as well as share action items and next steps. AIA members and representatives of components have the opportunity to share their stories and successes, as well as ask questions and share ideas. In addition, each month we have a central discussion topic, presented by guest speakers.

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Upcoming Virtual Advocacy Meetings


The monthly call originally scheduled for Thursday, May 16th has been cancelled.

If you have any advocacy questions, please send us an email at govaffs@aia.org.

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In our efforts to better serve our members, we are reevaluating the monthly advocacy call. Please stay tuned for changes and updates related to this schedule and goals for this call.

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Recent Virtual Advocacy Meetings


March 2013
The monthly advocacy call for March was cancelled.

February 2013 - AIA Advocacy staff reviewed the federal advocacy agenda, which Grassroots attendees will discuss with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Staff also answered questions about Hill visit logistics.

January 2013 - The AIA Government Relations & Outreach conducted four webinars this January to help prepare members for the 2013 Grassroots conference and to introduce the 2013 federal issues agenda. These webinars replaced the monthly advocacy call. All four webinars covered the same content, offering four separate opportunities to learn about the key issue asks the AIA will take to Capitol Hill in March. In addition, these webinars were open to all members who are interested in being in-district advocates during the 113th Congress. Recording: The AIA Federal Issues Agenda

December 2012The monthly advocacy call for December was cancelled.

November 2012 - Andrew Goldberg, Assoc. AIA and Adam Melis discussed the results of the recent election and what it means for AIA members. They also looked forward to the lame duck session of Congress and examined what can be expected. The recording of this call will be posted once it becomes available.

October 2012 - Andrew Goldberg, Assoc. AIA discussed the recently published AIA study regarding sequestration of the federal budget, and Adam Melis gave a brief overview of the upcoming election and DesignVote12. ArchiPAC and the 2013 Call for Issues were also discussed. The recording of this call will be posted once it becomes available.

September 2012 - John Rademacher, AIA and Russ Davidson, FAIA will lead a discussion on green schools, particularly focusing on architects’ roles and the challenges they may face in regard to financing. The recording of this call will be posted once it becomes available.

August 2012
The monthly advocacy call for August was cancelled.

July 2012 - Arica N. Young from the U.S. Department of Commerce joined July’s call to discuss the U.S. trade mission to India. Ms. Young outlined what firms will get if they participate in the mission. The powerpoint presentation is available here, and you can read a summary of the call on the main Issues & Advocacy page. Recording: U.S. Commerce Trade Mission to India

June 2012 - Jen Zolkos, Jeff Hatcher, and Dave Hanrahan from AIA Rhode Island will join the call to discuss how the state initiated the Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force, a group of design professionals who work with building officials and emergency managers to prepare for disaster response. Topics of discussion included:

    • The architect’s role in disaster response and recovery

    • Approaches that can protect volunteers from liability.

    • How participation in this issue enhances the credibility of the profession

    • Steps to get your state or local component engaged

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Questions? Contact Amanda Stratton at amandastratton@aia.org or (202) 626-7356.

 

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