Miss the Fly In? Read This!

For those of whom did not attend, last week we held our Joint Legislative Fly-In in Washington D.C.  Wewere joined by several legislators, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, in addition to numerous policy experts who shared their thoughts on the most pressing legislative topics that affect our industry.

On Thursday, our attendees took on Capitol Hill where they discussed our industry’s greatest issues with their respective members of Congress.  One attendee, Kim Schmidt, wrote a very compelling piece about industry representation with respect to the D.C. Fly-In.  Click here to read about her experience in Washington.

Even if you were been absent from the Fly-In, you can still make your voice heard!  Attached is the Drop Sheet that was given to each EDA member during the Fly In.  Drop Sheets are used to explain your position on an issue or bill.  We encourage our members to print one for yourself, and to give a copy to your member of Congress while they are in their district this week.  If you do not know who your Representative is, click here.

If you cannot meet with your member personally, send him/her an email with a copy of the drop sheet attached.  We have provided a guideline for you to use when sending the drop sheet.

The Honorable ___________,

Many of my fellow EDA member equipment dealers were in Washington D.C. last week calling on legislators to discuss important issues for our industry.  While business prevented me from attending this important meeting, I want to take this opportunity to communicate these issues to you now and emphasize the importance we place on them as their effect on our independent equipment dealerships is immense.  Attached you will find our drop sheet which contains our top legislative priorities.  I would definitely appreciate your support on these issues.


We greatly appreciate you taking the time to reach out to your legislators, and hope that our overwhelming representation will make an impact with our members in Congress.