By Mark Valentini, Director of Legislative Affairs
PHCC leadership and staff, including the Board of Directors and the Government Relations Committee, have been monitoring the situation around the country regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, the safety risks posed to our guests, strong recommendations from public health authorities suggesting gatherings be limited to 10 people or less, the Trump administration’s estimate that the pandemic could extend into the summer, and short-term economic uncertainty leaves us with little choice but to cancel this year’s May 19-20 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This decision was made with heavy hearts and in the best interests and safety of PHCC membership.
If you have already made arrangements to attend the conference, your hotel and registration fees will be fully refunded.
Even during times like this, Legislative Day is every day for PHCC. PHCC staff continues to monitor legislation and keep lines of communication open with policymakers on Capitol Hill. When this pandemic subsides, you are highly encouraged to meet with your federal representatives in your home districts; our Government Affairs team is happy to help you plan this outreach.
We are available to assist you with any needs that may arise from this cancellation. Please contact PHCC Director of Legislative Affairs Mark Valentini at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. And, we’ll be back in touch with plans for the next in-person Legislative Conference, scheduled for May 2021. In the meantime, check out the PHCC Advocate newsletter and PHCC social media channels for the latest news about advocacy efforts underway on your behalf.
Director of Legislative Affairs , PHCC-National Association