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RVIA Advocacy Day slated for February 10, 2010
According to RV Business, the change was made because the RVIA wants to hold Committee Week in Elkhart, Indiana, this year instead of in the nation's capitol. Instead, they will combine Advocacy Day with the Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. in February.
Advocacy Day gives RVIA members a chance to meet U.S. senators and state representatives and discuss issues that are important to the RV industry.
"Advocacy Day is vitally important to our efforts to increase awareness of the RV industry on the federal level," said Jay Landers, senior director of RVIA's Government Affairs Department. "Congressional visits help strengthen relationships between RVIA members and the members of Congress who represent their states and districts."
RVIA Government Affairs staff will schedule appointments with elected officials, provide briefing materials and accompany members on visits. The program also gives participants the opportunity to have photos taken with Congressmen and Senators.
The association encourages all members to take part in the event and to advocate on Capitol Hill for the industry as a whole.