LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS
By Christian Robinson
2014 Washington Rally Brings Industry Fight to Nation’s Capital
More than 40 SEMA members met with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C., as part of the May 14 Washington Rally. The meetings were a valuable opportunity to urge members of Congress to pursue a pro-growth, manufacturing and job-creation agenda.
Between meetings, Rally participants were treated to a unique lunchtime panel discussion hosted by “Fox News” contributor Frank Luntz, who is known for his trademark public-opinion focus groups.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) arrived in style—behind the wheel of a replica Cobra. He was greeted at the event by SEMA President Chris Kersting (left), SEMA Chairman of the Board Nate Shelton (second left) and Chair-Elect Doug Evans (second right).
The day ended with an evening reception and dinner that featured fellow gearhead and member of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA). During the festivities, Rep. LaMalfa visited with Rally attendees before addressing the gathering.
Rep. LaMalfa encouraged SEMA members to get involved in this important election year by hosting members of Congress at their businesses through the Congressional District Site Visit Program.
These visits allow elected officials to connect in their local communities with job creators and business owners while learning more about the industry.
For more information about the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus or to schedule your own Congressional District Site Visit, please contact Stuart Gosswein at firstname.lastname@example.org.