SOCMA CONNECT's 3rd Annual Washington Fly-In
Laws are changing. Have your say on Capitol Hill.
June 15 - 16, 2010
This year, SOCMA and the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry have seen a plethora of our issues coming before Congress. We are continuously expanding our presence on Capitol Hill to work with congressional leaders on these issues.
Through the SOCMA CONNECT Washington Fly-In, SOCMA is offering our members and members of SOCMA CONNECT the chance to directly interact with Congress to share their concerns and opinions on issues such as chemical site security, TSCA and other chemical risk policy issues, and the Employee Free Choice Act.
If you are not already a member, please join the SOCMA CONNECT network today for more grassroots information.
Tuesday, June 15
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Fly-In 101 - SOCMA Offices
The Fly-In 101 will be a preparation session for your Capitol Hill visits. You will receive a SOCMA CONNECT handbook, congressional directory, and schedule of meetings. The issues from SOCMA’s Legislative Agenda will be discussed in detail and tips for a successful meeting and logistical details will be discussed. (Please plan to check into your hotel before this meeting.)
6:00PM -7:30PM: Capitol Hill Reception - Capitol Hill Club, Bolton Room
A reception will be held at the esteemed Capitol Hill Club. Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Dan Lungren are expected speak about issues facing the chemical industry.
7:45PM: Networking Dinner - Johnny’s Half Shell
A networking dinner will wrap up the evening.
Wednesday, June 16
7:30AM: Breakfast - SOCMA Offices
A breakfast will be held and last-minute questions will be answered before you embark on your visits. A bus will be provided to take you to Capitol Hill.
9:00AM - 3:00PM: Capitol Hill Visits - Capitol Hill Office Buildings
You will participate in 2-5 visits during the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm in various House and Senate Office Buildings.
11:00AM - 3:00PM: Capitol Hill Luncheon - Capitol Hill Club, Bolton Room
Once you complete your visits or if you do not have any scheduled at any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3 p.m., please return to the Capitol Hill Club for a lunch and an opportunity to discuss your experience with SOCMA staff and your fellow members.
Early Registration fee (until April 30, 2010): $100
After April 30, 2010: $150
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY:
The deadline for full registration refund for cancellation is May 17, 2010. After May 17, no refund for cancellation can be provided.
HOTEL ROOM INFORMATION:
St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites
2033 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
For reservations: (202) 530-3600 or 1-800-829-5034 for reservations and Mention SOCMA to receive the negotiated rate.
Overnight parking is available for $29.00 plus tax per night.
Questions? Call the Government Relations Team at (202) 721-4186.
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