Thursday, April 14, 2016

FPA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill – June 22nd!
Chris Rivers, CFP®

Register today to participate in FPA Advocacy Day on June 22nd.

Deadline to Register:  June 3rd

Join FPA colleagues from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the 3rd Annual FPA Advocacy Day on June 22. This is your opportunity to meet with federal lawmakers who have the ability to influence the financial planning profession and the millions of Americans who depend on the help of professionals like you!

For many years FPA hosted “Financial Planning Day on the Hill,” helping to spread the word about financial planning to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill.   In 2014, the focus changed, and the day on the Hill became FPA Advocacy Day.  The result is a more focused day of meetings advocating on behalf of issues facing the financial planning industry.  

Over the past two years, FPA members engaged in meetings with Representatives, Senators, leaders of the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees, and even the White House.  As a result of those meetings, FPA has been able to further engage policymakers who directly impact our profession. 

The FPA and the financial planning industry in general still have only marginal name recognition on Capitol Hill. It is important that we continue to expand on the momentum we have built over the past two years, particularly given the increased visibility the profession has received during the DOL “fiduciary rule” debate.  With your support and participation, we can build on what we have started, continue to educate lawmakers on what we do and why it’s so important, and make our collective voice resonate throughout our country.

FPA will provide a pre-event networking dinner on June 21st.  The following morning the group will meet for continental breakfast, training (including a discussion of talking points), appointments with the offices of your representatives, and the opportunity to meet and network with your fellow FPA members.