On April 22, 2020, you—and hundreds of fellow roofing professionals—will meet with members of Congress to discuss federal issues of importance to the roofing industry. Speaking with one voice as a unified industry is crucial.
The advocacy issues for Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 will focus on legislative initiatives that unite the entire roofing industry, such as solutions to workforce shortages (view the issues from 2018 here and 2019 here). These issues will be selected with input from the Roofing Day Advisory Task Force, which consists of NRCA members and representatives from roofing industry organizations, associations and Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 sponsors.
Because of the dynamic nature of legislation in the current Congress, the issues for Roofing Day 2020 will not be finalized until late 2019 or early 2020. As Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 approaches, NRCA will provide information about the issues and position papers. The information will be emailed to all participants several weeks in advance of Roofing Day 2020. NRCA also will present a webinar(s) and podcast(s) to ensure all participants are informed and prepared for their Capitol Hill visits. (Dates and times for these events will be provided in late 2019 or early 2020.)
Whether this is your first time attending Roofing Day in D.C. or you have done so before, we will be with you every step of the way.
Upon check-in at Roofing Day in D.C. 2020 Tuesday, April 21, you will be provided with hard copies of the position papers (which will have been emailed to you previously) and a list of your pre-arranged meetings (prepared by Prime Advocacy). An additional briefing discussing the issues and advocacy training will be provided at the Roofing Day 2020 program April 21 at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park to further prepare you for your meetings with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill.