Tuesday, May 23, 2017 is the 9th Annual Michael ‘Boz’ Kerr Bikers Inside the Beltway event in Washington, DC! This is an amazing, once-a-year opportunity to have a lasting impact on Washington’s policymakers. Hosted by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, this is YOUR opportunity to inform, educate and encourage our legislators about the motorcycle community and the issues we care about.
Read below to get more information on what to expect and how to sign up or visit us at http://mrf.org/events/
Why Should I Attend?
Though it might be hard to believe that one trip to Washington, DC can have a lasting impact on our lawmakers, it’s a proven fact that it DOES make a difference. During 2016’s BITB event, the MRF network visited delegations from 25 states and held over 300 meetings to discuss our agenda, 100 of which were sit-down discussions that resulted in 79% of those legislators either supporting or co-sponsoring legislation we care about. Lobbying really does work!
Where Will I Stay?
The MRF has booked a room block at the Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City for a rate of $135 a night. Call 703-684-7200 to book. The hotel is metro accessible and a 5-minute walk to the MRF’s new offices in Crystal City and is 3 miles from our nation’s Capitol.
What’s the Schedule?
Plan to arrive to the hotel by late afternoon on Monday, May 22. The MRF will host a prep session that evening to go over expectations and provide a deep dive of the issues and will host a dinner immediately following. Kickstands up early Tuesday morning for the ride into Washington, DC followed by a full day of meetings with legislators and staff.
What Do You Need from Me to Sign Up?
Your commitment! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-546-0983 to register for this event. Though there is not a cost to attend, you will be expected to make appointments with your lawmakers, attend the prep session and report back on your meetings. This year we will also be asking for State Leads to help coordinate meetings and serve as the main point of contact for the MRF staff. If you are interested in attending BITB and serving as a lead, please let us know.
IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL LOBBY DAY, PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT WILL CLOSE ON MAY 1ST AFTER WHICH SPACE WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED.
SEE YOU IN WASHINGTON, DC!
Megan J. Ekstrom
Vice-President, Government Affairs & Public Relations
Motorcycle Riders Foundation