ASLA pleased to report a successful 2009 ASLA In-District Advocacy Day. A record number of participants attended In-District Advocacy Day this year, representing nearly every state and chapter. To see the participant list and meeting times, click here. In-District Advocacy Day was created to help landscape architects establish and build relationships with the members of Congress and staff from their respective districts. By strengthening relationships with Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, landscape architects can better communicate their legislative priorities and realize the passage of legislation that positively impacts the practice of landscape architecture.
February 18, 2009 -- "In-District Advocacy Day"
Thank you for your advocacy on behalf of the profession of landscape architecture. We hope you found your meetings educational and valuable for both your federal legislator and yourself. It is important that you thank the offices of your representatives and/or senators for taking the time to meet with you and hear the perspective of landscape architects.
In-District Advocacy Day Thank You (Visit to the Office of a Member of the House of Representatives)
In-District Advocacy Day Thank you (Visit to the Office of a Member of the Senate)
ASLA would also like feedback from you on how your meeting went. Click here to download a form to submit to ASLA Government Affairs so we can evaluate 2009 In-District Advocacy Day, and better serve your interests in the future.
LEARN THE ISSUES
Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)
During In-District Advocacy Day 2009, ASLA members will discuss securing federal funding for the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) and the importance of historic landscapes to our nation.
HALS Talking Points (House)
HALS Talking Points (Senate)
HALS State Fact Sheets
Summary of HALS
2008 Signed HALS Funding Request Letter
ASLA maintains a HALS website to provide critical information on the program and advocacy efforts for securing its funding.
In-District Advocacy Day participants will also discuss the importance of good transportation planning and design for all users and including a "Complete Streets" policy in the upcoming reauthorization of the surface transportation bill. The Complete Streets Coalition, which ASLA is an active member, maintains a web site that includes comprehensive information and tools to learn about and advocate for Complete Streets policies.
Complete Streets Summary
Complete Streets Talking Points (House)
Complete Streets Talking Points (Senate)
110th Congress Complete Streets Legislation (House)
110th Congress Complete Streets Legislation (Senate)
Complete Streets Congressional Leave-Behind
If this is your first time visiting a Congressional office, you have no need to worry. Each Congressional District has one or more offices in the district that are established for the purpose of listening to constituent concerns.
Issues Briefing Webinar (click here to download)
Advocacy Webinar (click here to download)
ASLA Advocacy Network has a wealth of tools available including tips on visiting your Representative’s office, contact information, guidance on the legislative process and more.
“Guide To Interacting With Your Legislator”
For further information on In-District Advocacy Day, contact Government Affairs Coordinator Allison Block at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.216.2370.