Advocacy Impact Day


Given the current conditions and uncertainty as a result of COVID-19 and keeping our members health and safety top of mind, we’ve decided to convert the Capitol Hill Fly-in into a one-day virtual event called Advocacy Impact Day. While we’re all disappointed that we’ll not be able to meet in person, we will use this opportunity to elevate the event not only by making it more accessible than ever, 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 will be unable to meet with their legislators in D.C., we are asking you meet with your elected officials within two weeks after our event on March 9th.

Meeting with lawmakers is critical for the future health and growth of the industry, and IREM is making it as easy as possible to make your voice heard. Participating in the Advocacy Impact Day allows you 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

Further details on the schedule, speakers, and other information will be provided soon.

Register for the Advocacy Impact Day

Schedule of events

  • Tuesday, March 9
    • 1:00 - Opening session
    • 1:10 - 2021 Economic Forecast and How it Affects the Property Management Industry featuring economist Todd Bucholz
    • 1:45 - The COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges in 2021 featuring epidemiologist Dr. Thomas J. Songer, PhD
    • 2:15 - How to virtually meet with legislators & staff
    • 2:45 - Issues to discuss with Legislators & their staff
    • 3:15 - Wrap-up


How to schedule virtual 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 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 virtual meetings with federal legislators check out our “Meet with Legislators” page.

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