October 14, 2016
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
IIAN Endorses Unicameral Candidates
IIAN has announced its endorsement of candidates for the Nebraska Legislature. E ndorsement decisions were based on responses to a survey on insurance issues which was sent to all candidates, the primary election results, candidate background, and other endorsements of the candidate.    "W e believe that the our endorsed candidates will be most supportive of our issues and concerns for Nebraska consumers," says IIAN President Mike Jones, CIC.  "We urge IIAN members to support the endorsed candidate in your district, and to vote on November 8."
     For more information on how to get involved in your district between now and the General Election, contact IIAN Legislative Representative Jim Cavanaugh - 402-341-2020, cavanaughlawfirm@aol.com. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
CONGRESSMAN ADRIAN SMITH TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-3rd Dist.) is slated to be the keynote luncheon speaker on October 25, the first day of IIAN's 109th annual convention, at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney.  "We're excited to hear Congressman Smith's perspectives on how the November elections will impact Nebraska and the nation," says IIAN PAC committee chairman  Vince Christensen of St. Paul.  "He has been a stalwart supporter of the federal crop insurance program and the role of independent agents, among other Big "I" issues."
     Prior to the luncheon, Congressman Smith will also meet with IIAN Circle of Eagles members who have contributed $250 or more to Big "I" PACs.   Register for convention.   
 
Top IIABA Lobbyist Is Featured Speaker at Annual Convention President's Luncheon October 27
Jen McPhillips, IIABA Vice President for Federal Government Affairs, will be the keynote speaker at the President's Luncheon, on the final day of IIAN's 109th Annual Convention in Kearney.  McPhillips has worked on some of the Big "I"'s  most important federal legislative priorities including the National Flood Insurance Program and the Federal Crop Insurance Program. 
      She will give convention attendees an insider's view of how the Big "I" is protecting members' interests in Washington, D.C.
 
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