BETHESDA, Md. – May 9, 2019 – The Auto Care Association today announced that for
the first time, the
Auto Care Legislative Summit, a biennial educational and advocacy event in
Washington, D.C., will take place Sept. 18-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency
Washington on Capitol Hill in conjunction with 2019 Auto Care Association Fall
Leadership Days. Leadership Days
is a three-day event for the association’s top volunteers and engaged members
to discuss industry issues and drive association initiatives. With over
400 attendees expected to attend Fall Leadership Days, many of whom are expected to participate in the Legislative Summit,
the Auto Care Association will play host to the largest-ever contingency of
auto care industry advocates who wish to make their voices heard on Capitol
During the summit, Auto Care Association members from across
the country will meet with their members of Congress to educate these key
decision-makers on the independent aftermarket and its most critical policy
priorities. Attendees are prepped with issue talking points, economic data and
training on how to be an effective advocate. The event takes place over two
days, with an issue briefing and reception on Wednesday, Sept. 18, followed by
a full day of congressional meetings on Thursday, Sept. 19.
important voice to lawmakers is not ours, it’s the industry’s,” said Bill
Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “We cannot be successful in
the battle for access to vehicle data without these voices. We cannot be
successful with tariffs, trade or regulations that may not only prove harmful
to auto care businesses, but also to the motoring public, without these voices.
Legislators respond to their constituents, and they want to hear the voices of
people who work in and own these businesses. Investing a day and a half to
simply have a conversation is the most effective way to ensure the future of our
Auto Care Association volunteer leaders normally attending Fall
Leadership Days should register at autocare.org/fallleadership and check the “Legislative Summit” box during
registration to secure participation in the both 2019 Fall Leadership Days and
Non-Leadership Days attendees can register to make an impact
at the Legislative Summit here: autocare.org/summit.
For more information on the Legislative Summit, email David
Pinkham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on Leadership Days, email Danielle King at email@example.com.