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Monday, March 11, 2013 - Friday, March 15, 2013

IFPTE's 2013 Legislative Advocacy Week

IFPTE is pleased to invite your Local to participate in the 2013 IFPTE Legislative Advocacy Week.

The 2013 Legislative Advocacy Week will be held March 11th through 15th in Washington, DC. As a part of our effort to build on IFPTE's influence on Capitol Hill, the Legislative Advocacy Week will focus on policy and legislation critical to the interests of all sectors of IFPTE’s membership. Included in our activities, and perhaps the highlight of our Legislative Advocacy Week, will be IFPTE member visits to lawmakers on Capitol Hill to advocate for support of legislation important to our Union’s diverse membership.

Legislative Advocacy Week will be held at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001. IFPTE has also contracted with The Liaison for accommodations for Legislative Week participants. The hotel is on Capitol Hill and within walking distance to Senate congressional buildings, Union Station, and multiple sites of interest. A block of rooms have been reserved at a rate of $269 per night (single/double). You are required to make your own reservations for Legislative Advocacy Week. Participants should call the Liaison toll-free at 1-866-233-4642 or send an email to reservations@affinia.com, and identify themselves as a member of the IFPTE 2013 Legislative Advocacy Week to obtain our rate. The reservation cut-off date is Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Participants are urged to make their reservations prior to the cutoff date to obtain accommodations and our rate.

REGISTRATION FEE
We are pleased to announce that we were able to reduce our 2013 registration fee by $25 compared to 2011. The registration fee for 2013 is $150 for all participants who register before Friday, February 22, 2013. A late registration fee of $200 will be assessed to participants who register after February 22, 2013. All registration fees must accompany the registration form.

Participants’ registration fees include continental breakfast (Monday and Tuesday) and meeting materials. The registration fee also goes towards IFPTE’s Capitol Hill reception scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, March 12th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Senate Hart Building SH-902. All IFPTE participants are encouraged to attend the reception, and to invite their respective House Members and Senators as well as their staff. IFPTE letters of invitation will be provided to all Locals in the very near future. In addition, the agenda for IFPTE’s 2013 Legislative Week will be assembled and distributed to all Local at a later date.

All attendees must check-in for Legislative Advocacy Week to receive their meeting materials and badge. Check-in will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Attendees registering on-site must do so during check-in.

As in previous years, the Federal Caucus will hold a meeting prior to the start of Legislative Advocacy Week. Any questions regarding the Federal Caucus should be directed to your respective Vice Presidents, Lee Stone (lstone@ifpte.org) or Gay Henson (ghenson@ifpte.org).

We are also making arrangements for several hospitality evenings during the event. In this regard, we are soliciting each sector—private, public and federal—to sponsor a hospitality evening. IFPTE will send out information, and/or hold conference calls, in the coming weeks with those Locals/Sectors interested in hosting the hospitality suite for a night. It is recommended that each sector budget a minimum of $4,000 for food and beverage for their respective night. In addition, all food and beverage prices are subject to a service charge and sales tax. To make arrangements to host the hospitality evening, please contact Candace Rhett directly at (202) 239-4880 or crhett@ifpte.org.

Make checks payable to IFPTE (please include ‘2013 Legislative Advocacy Week’ in the memo line) or if paying by credit card, complete the credit card payment form. Attendees or the Local’s designated representative must complete the registration form. All forms may be submitted electronically to acctdept@ifpte.org or faxed to (202) 239-4881. Forms may also be returned via mail to:

IFPTE
ATTN: IFPTE 2013 Legislative Advocacy Week
501 3rd Street, NW, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20001

Should you have any questions, please contact IFPTE Legislative Director Matt Biggs or IFPTE Meetings and Convention Coordinator Candace Rhett at (202) 239- 4880.

Invite Letter
Registration & Credit Card Payment Form
Registration & Credit Card Payment Form - Federal Caucas
Legislative Advocacy Week Agenda
Deadline Reminder Notice