Congressional "Meet & Greet" 2017

 

 

Congressional "Meet & Greet" 2017

Our recent annual DC lobbying trip (May 17-19) was exceptional, and all NYSALC Officers and Executive Board members, LCCLs, and all NYSALC Branches are to be commended for their help in ensuring our success. We entertained 6 Representatives and 4 congressional aides at a“Meet and Greet” at Hutchings Hall in the NALC building...All provided resounding support for all of our positions and showed how truly effective our program has been on both sides of the aisle....The event was pre-empted with our traditional Rap Session, where Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe gave us an up-to-date briefing on contractual issues, political strategies, and also fielded questions. President Rolando gave a modified Rap session following the morning briefing with Kori Blalock Keller, and Republican strategist Frank McCarthy ..Meetings with Senator Gillibrand on the 17th, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the 18th, provided solid support for our issues. The entire event was well attended (90 members, President Rolando, members of the Executive Board, and our Legislative Department) and totally enjoyed by everyone.