Make plans now to participate in the June 15-16 PHCC 2021 VIRTUAL Legislative Conference and educate lawmakers on the significant role our industry can play in rebuilding America’s infrastructure and economy. Plumbing and HVAC contractors have an opportunity to chart the course of the biggest investment in American infrastructure in more than half a century.
You will have access to:
Insider political analysis from keynote speakers
Targeted issues briefing and advocacy tips
Orientation on conducting virtual meetings with legislators and staff
Live virtual visits with your representatives in Congress
And, you’ll be able educate policymakers on:
Skills training and apprenticeship, and the role it plays in shaping the workforce of the future
The role you’ll play in rebuilding and reinforcing America’s water infrastructure
The importance of maintaining a diverse and cost-effective energy portfolio which includes natural gas to supplement Americans’ energy needs
While we cannot meet in person with Congressional offices this year, you can share your real-life insights directly to your Federal representatives through an easy-to-use online Zoom platform—all from the comfort of your office or home! Meetings will be set up for you by expert schedulers based on your state and Congressional district. Please contact Mark Valentini at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 752-9871 if you have any special scheduling needs or questions. PHCC staff and online vendors will provide two opportunities prior to your meetings to familiarize you with the platform and address any concerns you may have.
Legislative Conference Orientation, Issues Review and Q&A
Lincoln Clapper with Advocacy Associates will provide a brief demo of the virtual meeting platform, and answer any technical questions meeting attendees may have.
Session Type: Education
June 15th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Reid Wilson of The Hill newspaper presents “Politics Politics Politics!”
Please note: Opening session is 1-3 p.m. EDT
In this opening session of the first-ever PHCC VIRTUAL Legislative Conference, you’ll learn the latest political news and information, get familiar with the virtual meeting platform, and prepare for productive meetings with your Federal representatives the next day! Here’s what’s planned:
• Journalist Reid Wilson will kick off the afternoon session with a keynote presentation on “Politics, Politics, Politics!”
• Lincoln Clapper with PHCC consultant Advocacy Associates will review the virtual meeting platform with meeting attendees and answer any technical questions they may have.
• To prepare attendees for their meetings the next day, PHCC Director of Legislative Affairs Mark Valentini and VP of Regulatory Affairs Chuck White will provide a briefing on key issues, as well as tips on virtual meeting etiquette. A Q & A will follow.
Please note: The closing reception will occur 4-5 p.m. EDT
In this virtual version of a an “open mic” session, attendees will have the opportunity to share highlights of their conference experience with other event participants. Members of Congress will be invited to speak to the group.
Reid Wilson is the national correspondent for The Hill newspaper, Washington, DC's most widely-read political publication. He is an expert in spotting political trends as they develop and forecasting election results long before the ballots are counted. Known for staying ahead of the news through his access to top newsmakers, Wilson is a trusted staple of the political scene. Wilson covered politics for The Washington Post, and he’s the former editor-in-chief of National Journal’s The Hotline. His work has appeared in outlets like The New York Times, RealClearPolitics, Atlantic Monthly, New Republic, and other major news networks, and his expertise is frequently sought-after by MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, and various radio shows across the nation. He is also the Amazon best-selling author of the book, Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak.
Deemed “The Greatest Political Mind of Our Time” by Comedy Central, Wilson cuts through the spin and tells the truth about the state of politics and Washington, DC today. He is quick, confident, and full of energy, and his enthusiasm for political analysis is contagious. He has a near-perfect callback of political figures and statistics, and he is one of the few nonpartisan analysts to use visuals. His presentations are an exciting and fun look into what’s coming in politics. During Opening Session of the 2021 PHCC VIRTUAL Legislative Conference, Wilson will address politics, campaigns, elections, and the media. He covers politics both inside and outside the Beltway, offering an unrivaled overview of what’s happening in American politics today—and what’s coming tomorrow.
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