Your FPA of California Council needs YOU!
Yes, we would like you to be a part of our second annual FPA of California Advocacy Week. We invite you to join us during the week of September 19th through 23rd to engage locally with your state senator and assemblymember. During this week, your
legislators will be at home in their respective districts and you have the opportunity to meet with them and introduce yourself and the Financial Planning Association of California to them.
We have found during previous advocacy visits (both at "home" and Sacramento) that representatives and staff are generally open to hearing about financial planning and how we are different from others in the financial services world. In addition to Advocacy Week in September, you can also mark your calendar to join us for our "Day on the Hill" in Sacramento on March 7, 2017.
Why take time from your busy practice to set up an appointment and go visit? Like anything in your life or business, RELATIONSHIPS matter and these meetings build stronger relationships with elected officials and their staff members. When issues do arise (and they will), we will be more effective in influencing the outcome if we already have those relationships in place.
We will provide you with a webinar training, a script to use for obtaining an appointment, and talking points and materials to bring with you to your meeting. To make things even easier, here is a
to find your California elected official based on your district of residence (once on their website, click on the Contact Us tab)
et us know ASAP if you can
participate. Please include the names of your Assemblyperson and Senator in your email to: Holly Wilkerson, Executive Director at
. If more than one member plans to visit the same district office, we'll let you know so that you may coordinate your visit(s).
ark your calendar now and plan to participate and enjoy an interesting experience in support of our profession. We look forward to another successful Advocacy Week!
Alice King, J.D., CFP®
President, FPA of California