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AIA Advocacy Action Alert
Last Chance to Set the Legislative Agenda: October 31
By Adam Melis, Director, Political Affairs & Engagement
Next year, Congress will make decisions that will affect you and your practice in countless ways, from the taxes you pay to the rules that affect how building projects get off the ground.
That is why we need your help by October 31 – to make sure that when Congress debates policies that affect architects, they hear from architects.
If you think that Congress’ actions don’t affect AIA members, consider this: just this year, lawmakers proposed raising taxes on many small architecture firms – in fact, the draft bill actually singled out architects. If it weren’t for the efforts of AIA members who spoke up, that bill might have passed. But that proposal – and many others that affect how architects practice – may come back in 2013.
Next March, hundreds of our AIA colleagues will go to Capitol Hill to speak up for architects. Before they do, they need to hear from you about which issues matter the most. What are the major issues that the AIA should raise to our elected leaders? How should the AIA speak up for architects?
Please take this short survey to share your views on the AIA’s 2013 policy agenda.
We need to hear from you by October 31 to make sure the AIA can analyze the results and draft an agenda that truly represents the view of its members. If you have already taken the Call for Issues survey, we want to thank you profusely for your participation.
So far nearly 1500 AIA members have taken the survey. Our goal is to hear from at least 2000 members. Can you help us reach that goal?
Your views can help shape the message that the AIA takes to Capitol Hill next year, but if you don’t take the survey, your voice won’t be heard. With your help, we will make sure that when major decisions are made in Washington, architects are at the table.
Nearly 1500 of your peers have voiced their opinions – don’t be left out!
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