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What You Can Do to Help This Congressional Recess
Today Members of Congress are escaping the heat of D.C. and heading home for a full month of work in their districts. Before they head home, we need your help in letting the Senate know how important it is to help small architecture firms succeed.
The House has already passed legislation which prevents the Small Business Administration (SBA) from forcing an industry into a size standard which does not fit. Effectively, the bill would prevent the SBA from pushing through a massive change to the architectural size standard as they proposed last year. However, the Senate stripped the language from the bill and we need your help to get it back in. Do your part and tell your Senators to amend S. 3254 TODAY!
Looking to make an even bigger impact for small architecture firms? This congressional recess offers you the perfect opportunity to do so by meeting with your legislators in person! Face-to-face communication with members of Congress and their staff is the most impactful activity AIA members can participate in. Legislators bring your stories back to Washington and take them into account when considering policies that could impact architecture firms and the built environment. During this meeting, you will also be given the opportunity to discuss other important issues pertinent to the AIA in your community.
You may be concerned that scheduling a meeting with your legislator’s office is more than you can handle, but AIA Advocacy is here to help. Staff will provide you with the tools and resources you need to quickly and easily get your meeting scheduled, including draft scheduling requests, talking points, and tips and tricks to consider. If you are interested in meeting with your member of Congress, simply reply to this email to get started.
Helping small architecture firms succeed is key to stabilizing our economy - make your voice heard and contact your Senator today!
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