ASAE’s Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council and the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics will hold a webinar Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. ET on preparing for legislative fly-ins in 2021. Panelists will discuss ways that government relations professionals can plan for the possibility of both in-person and virtual fly-ins next year and… Read more »

Frustrated with the stalemate on a new coronavirus relief package, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus has assembled a roughly $1.5 trillion framework intended as a last-ditch effort to spur negotiations before Congress leaves Washington for the election season. The plan, led by Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY), is designed for a six-month… Read more »

The deadline to join ASAE’s latest letter to Congress requesting COVID-19 assistance for 501(c)(6) organizations has been extended to Sept. 25. Association leaders are encouraged to add their organization’s name to the letter here. The sign-on letter, which already includes more than 1,600 signatories, calls on Congress to expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program… Read more »

ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE, participated this afternoon in a congressional roundtable with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and other trade association leaders interested in ensuring that businesses and associations can financially recover from future waves of COVID-19 and other pandemics that may occur. Maloney, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee,… Read more »

In a recent op-ed published in The Hill, ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson, CAE, amplified ASAE’s calls on Congress to swiftly extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and provide relief for America’s associations during the months-long COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has enacted several sweeping rescue packages this year to assist individuals, small businesses and various… Read more »

More than 1,000 organizations in the last week have joined ASAE’s latest sign-on letter calling on Congress to expand access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations. While the White House and congressional Democrats remain far apart in negotiations on a new COVID-19 relief package, the stakes are high if Congress… Read more »

Senate Democrats successfully blocked passage today of a scaled-down Republican COVID-19 relief bill that they said did not go far enough to address the economic and public health problems caused by the pandemic. With talks between the White House and Democratic leaders still at an impasse, next steps on a negotiated bill remain unclear. Treasury… Read more »

Dear Members and Advocates: We are pleased to share a recent op-ed in The Hill from ASAE’s president and CEO, Susan Robertson, CAE. It is not news to our community that we need relief now, but Susan makes the case: “America’s nonprofit associations are struggling in a big way. The pandemic has virtually wiped out in-person meetings and… Read more »

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) has launched a public awareness campaign stressing that flu vaccinations are essential to protect public health and to prevent an overrun of the healthcare system due to the dual threat of flu and COVID-19. NACDS, which represents national and regional pharmacies in traditional drug stores, supermarket and… Read more »