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SHRM Members Head to “The Hill” 
5/15/2009   
 
 

Last week, SHRM hosted a Day Inside the Beltway (DITB) event for members from three Northern Virginia chapters.   

On May 6, SHRM members from Fredericksburg, Leesburg, and Dulles Chapters visited the offices of their Virginia Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.  In these meetings, SHRM members urged their legislators to consider supporting the SHRM-backed "New Employee Verification Act" (H.R. 2028) that would establish an alternative system to the Federal government’s E-Verify system.  They also shared their views about mandated paid sick leave.

SHRM's Day Inside the Beltway program is an excellent way for members to share their views with their legislators.  During such visits, SHRM's Government Affairs Team pre-schedules meetings for chapter representatives and their elected officials, and provides a briefing on the issues prior to the meetings.  This program also allows SHRM members to show their knowledge and expertise on workplace issues, and ultimately to advance the interests of the HR profession in the halls of Congress!

For information on how to schedule a Day Inside the Beltway event for your chapter or state council, please contact Recardo Gibson, SHRM's Member Advocacy Specialist.

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