Advocacy Impact Day


Although we had planned to conduct our Advocacy Impact Day as an in-person meeting, due to restrictions on in-person meetings with legislators, this year's event was held virtually.

While we’re all disappointed that we couldn’t meet in person, we used this opportunity to elevate the event not only by making it more accessible, but also by incorporating a more robust program.

IREM’s Advocacy Impact Day offers members an opportunity to learn about the issues affecting the real estate management industry, and how to meet with their federal legislators to advocate for meaningful change.

Since members were unable to meet with their legislators in D.C., we advised our members to meet with their elected officials within two weeks after our event. 

Meeting with lawmakers is critical for the future health and growth of the industry, and IREM is streamlining the process to make your voice heard. Participating in the Advocacy Impact Day allowed members to:

  • Learn about the issues impacting the real estate management industry, and how to help shape them
  • Build relationships with legislators that will only increase in value over time
  • Speak directly to the people with the power to change laws and regulations about issues that matter to you, your business, and the clients you represent
  • Gain valuable exposure and experience
  • Be part of something bigger than yourself

How to schedule meetings with legislators

  1. Identify your legislators (two Senators and one Rep.)
  2. Submit a meeting request
    • We suggest contacting your legislator’s office 2-4 weeks in advance to schedule your meeting
    • Feel free to use this template letter
    • Many offices will require you to fill out the meeting request form on their website
    • If you’re asked to provide the topics when scheduling your meeting, let them know you will send them the topics once they are finalized.
    • Ask for 30 minutes (but 15 is fine) and specify where you would like to meet (In their DC office, district office, or virtually)
    • Always follow up with a phone call
  3. Let us know about your meeting
    • Once your meeting is confirmed, please submit the meeting details to IREM Headquarters. You can always edit the information if anything changes.

For more detailed information on how to identify, schedule, and conduct effective meetings with federal legislators check out our “Meet with Legislators” page.

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