Dear Collision Industry Professional:
"Here, sir, the people govern." —Alexander Hamilton
This is one of the many inscriptions found in the corridors of the U.S. Capitol building.
ASA’s “Taking The Hill” Day is your opportunity to govern by meeting with your state legislators and representatives on Capitol Hill. Held on the final day of ASA’s annual business meeting (May 9-11), ASA’s day on Capitol Hill gives us a chance to talk specifically about the issues affecting your business.
“Taking the Hill” Day will address key issues facing collision repairers such as federal insurance reform; vehicle disclosure legislation and crash parts; and the EPA’s implementation of the automotive refinishing regulation.
Realizing there are many issues at stake, I hope you will join me in Washington, D.C., May 11 to seize the opportunity to make your opinions known on these issues. Last year, I had the privilege to “take” Capitol Hill on behalf of collision repairers, and the experience was very effective and showed the value and power in coming together as a group of like-minded professionals to affect the governing process. I hope you will join me and other ASA collision members this year. Together, we can make a real impact on governance matters relating to collision repairers and small businesses.
There is short time before online registration closes. So I’d like to encourage you to sign up at www.ASAshop.org/annual11/index.html . In addition to providing secure, convenient online registration, the event website also includes summarized agendas and hotel information.
If you have questions, please contact me. Or if you need to talk to an ASA staffer, contact Denise Caspersen, ASA Collision Division manager, at [email protected].
See you on The Hill! Thank you for your time.
ASA Collision Division Director
Fix Auto / Jerry Stander’s Collision Works