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AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONS DAY 2019 | MARCH 28-29| WASHINGTON D.C.
Held annually in March, MSAE and the American Society of Association Executives works with association professionals around the country to organize, connect, and advocate directly to Congressional offices in Washington D.C. American Associations Day is the only legislative fly-in where professionals can collaborate and share their story on association issues. MSAE also utilizes this time to host its Congressional Celebration Breakfast in honor of the Michigan congressional delegation.
The event is open to any association executive, staff member, or leadership volunteer that is passionate about association issues and wants to make a difference, as well as meet and network with fellow advocates from across the country. Registration is free, and out-of-town attendees are eligible to receive a scholarship of up to $300 to reimburse travel costs if they visit their members of Congress.
In its third year since launch, MSAE was proud to host its 2018 honorary breakfast dedicated to Michigan congressional aides and staff in conjunction with American Association’s Day on March 21st. In our efforts to promote civility and healthy public policy, MSAE presents this event in celebration of our congressional delegation’s service to Michigan citizens.
As a statement of your support, MSAE is calling on its members for sponsorship of this program in 2019. Sponsors will be recognized and thanked for their efforts in encouraging and representing the power of associations at all levels of government and public policy.
For American Association's Day in 2019, click here. For additional information on sponsorship, programming, or if you are interested in joining us in Washington D.C., please contact Taylor Benavente, Benavente@msae.org.
Local, state, national and international associations are all reevaluating and shoring up their research programs. Associations have a unique position in that they represent a specific industry or profession that can collect data that provides value.
The SCOTUS Wayfair vs. South Dakota decision handed down recently means online retailers will be required to collect sales tax from customers in individual states, even if they do not have a physical presence in those states. How does this decision impact associations? If you have a physical product that you are mailing out of state, such as books, you could be subject to sales tax collection and reimbursement.
Advocacy Corner: January thru Mid-February Round-Up
Michigan’s 100th Legislature, executive branch, and the Michigan Supreme Court have each seen significant movement in shaping the state public policy arena through the first several weeks of 2019. A State of the State Address, a much anticipated release of the 2019 state budget, and more are discussed below in MSAE’s advocacy round-up through Friday, February 22nd.
Advocacy Corner: Week of March 1, 2019
Updates to the national Unrelated Business Income Tax, another round of Michigan auto insurance reform, state redistricting, and more in MSAE’s advocacy round-up through Friday, March 1st.
One of the principle roles of associations is to advocate on behalf of their memberships before the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.