Join us for a MITA Lansing Lobby Day!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
It's prime lobby season for MITA! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 14, and please plan to join us in downtown Lansing. MITA members are invited to come down to the Capitol for a morning legislative briefing and the opportunity to spend the day lobbying their state representatives and state senators.
The morning will kick off at 9:00 am at Troppo, a restaurant located at 111 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing. The group will gather on the second floor (in the Governor's Room) for coffee, cookies and an update on the political landscape as it pertains to the issue of transportation infrastructure funding. This portion of the day should conclude by 10:00 am.
After the briefing, members will head to their respective state representative offices to lobby their elected officials on the importance of funding Michigan's transportation infrastructure needs now and not somewhere down the road. Once the Senate is adjourned that day, members are encouraged to head to their state senator offices to lobby them, as well.
This is an important opportunity to raise awareness for the needs of the industry and to prove to legislators that they truly are hearing from the people who put them in office. This is a chance to hold your legislators accountable to the job they were elected to do and to remind them that the Governor made it very clear in his State of the State address that transportation infrastructure funding must be addressed and must get done this year.
Help us deliver this message in full force on May 14. Please call or email Lance Binoniemi, VP of Government Affairs, with any questions you have regarding transportation infrastructure legislation. Lance can be reached at 517-853-5855 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MITA’s goal is to schedule legislative meetings on your behalf prior to the lobby day. The sooner we know you are planning to attend, the better the chance we have of scheduling a meeting for you with your legislators on that day. Please RSVP your attendance (including your home address) to Mariam Robinson, Outreach Coordinator, at 517-853-5866 or at email@example.com. The deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
We look forward to seeing you there!