What is Moving Day on Capitol Hill?
This annual event, a key part of AMSA’s advocacy outreach, is designed to present a united voice for public policy impacting the moving and storage industry. Over 100 AMSA members convene in Washington, D.C., to meet with Members of Congress and administration officials to ensure their business interests are well-presented and protected. The day offers unmatched opportunities to develop and maintain relationships with elected officials, and brings important industry issues to their attention. This event also includes AMSA board and committee meetings, networking receptions, and briefings on the latest public policy issues.
Which staff at my organization should attend Moving Day on Capitol Hill?
All staff are welcome. What happens with federal policy can affect all levels of an organization — so we encourage you to send as many of your team as are able to join us! Attendees typically include owners, CEOs, presidents, and senior and mid-level staff from small, community-based independent movers to the nation’s largest van lines.
When will AMSA announce the key policy issues for Moving Day on
We try to ensure that the policy issues and fact sheets we provide are timely and in line with current activity on Capitol Hill. As a result, we typically do not announce our target issues until about a month before the event.
Who coordinates the meetings with Members of Congress?
AMSA will coordinate the meetings with representatives and senators for all Moving Day on Capitol Hill participants. AMSA will use the address of your place of business to determine the offices where you will be meeting. If you would like to meet with a different representative or senator other than the ones associated with your business address, please contact AMSA staff Rue Lamb at (703) 706-4973.
What do I need to bring to my meetings with Members of Congress?
- Plenty of business cards to hand out at your meetings on Capitol Hill
- A camera (or your smartphone) to take pictures with your legislators
- Don’t forget to wear your I ♥ Movers pin!
- Fact sheets and talking points will be distributed during Thursday’s Moving Day on Capitol Hill Briefing & Lunch. Bring those with you so you can reference them in your meetings
- Remember to wear comfortable shoes and dress in business attire
If you need special assistance or accommodations, please let us know in advance so we can be as helpful as possible.
Still have questions about Moving Day on Capitol Hill? Please contact Paul Milotte at (703) 706-4991.