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From the convenience of your own office, join the Emerging Leaders and take a Virtual Journey through the Political Process on April 13, 2012.
This year the IBA West Political Summit is taking a new approach to training members about grassroots political action. The Emerging Leaders committee of IBA West has devised a “Virtual Political Summit” that eliminates the time and expense of traveling to the state Capitol in Sacramento but still provides in-depth and personalized instruction on the best techniques for members to employ to have their voices heard by legislators and public policy leaders.
On Friday, April 13, 2012, independent insurance agents and brokers will learn how the California legislative process works, be briefed on key issues, and immediately use that knowledge to meet with their lawmakers. By combining live, interactive technology with face-to-face In-District legislative meetings, IBA West will make it easy for agents and brokers to deliver important legislative messages to California legislators.
The program begins with Why It's Important To Get Involved In The Political Process by Clark Payan, AAI, ARM, IBA West CEO. Getting involved in the collective strength of independent insurance agents and brokers through IBA West grassroots advocacy is the best way to get your voice heard. Learn why it important to get involved.
Juan Vargas, California Senator (D-40th District) will address the question, Are Agents & Brokers Being Left Behind? More federal insurance regulation is coming and the state is deciding on the future distribution of health insurance. Is your voice being heard? Senator Vargas warns that agents and brokers may be left behind. Learn why.
Joe Hamilton, Emerging Leaders Committee Chairman will present Your Voice Heard - Community-Based Advocacy. Leadership in the agency, community and industry is critical for agents and brokers who want to grow their business and have an impact on local lawmakers. How can you make this happen?
Steve Young, ESQ., IBA West General Counsel will review New Laws Passed Impacting Your Business. Laws went to effect Jan. 1, 2012 in California that will impact your business livelihood. Learn from the industry's leading insurance regulation attorney on how you and your clients can best prepare for these laws.
John Norwood, ESQ., IBA West Lobbyist will present Proposed Laws in 2012 That Could Impact Your Business. What legislation is being proposed in 2012 in California and how will it impact you? Learn from John Norwood on what you need to do to minimize the affect proposed laws have on your business.
California Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-71st District) will address Tips On Meeting With Your Legislator. How can you be an effective advocate? Assemblyman Jeff Miller will tell what makes for a successful meeting with your lawmaker and how best to prepare.
California Senator Ted Gaines (R-1st District) will address Why Get Involved In Politics. From independent insurance agent to state senator, Ted Gaines will tell first-hand of why he got involved in the political process and what inspired him all the way to the California Senate.
Erin Norwood, IBA West Lobbyist, will present How To Make A Legislative Appointment & Conduct A Meeting With Your Legislator. Learn the step-by-step process for an In-District meeting, including how to make the appointment, how to prepare for the meeting and how best to articulate your position to your representative.
Click here for more information and to register to participate.