Lastly, we heard from
Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02). If anyone knows how to change a law, its someone who’s been in the House of Representatives since 1996. When it comes to changing laws that negatively impact the industry, we need to
be specific; a laundry-list of problems isn’t going to get traction. According to Congressman McGovern, the towing industry’s ability to
demonstrate support when a law is being considered is also critical. Every contact counts; be it a letter, an email, a call, or an in-person meeting. Your voice can make a difference.
While each speaker had their own insight, one unified message repeated throughout the event. When it comes to legislative change, you’ve got to learn the process, follow the procedure, and present a united front.
If you missed this year's event, don't worry.
TRAA will be hosting another legislative event next year, stay tuned for more details!
If you want to get involved in meantime, check out
TRAA's "40 in 40" campaign
funding the associations
new federal lobbyist
Want more? Look forward to fantastic articles on TRAA's Legislative Action Day in upcoming issues of American Towman and Tow Professional.