Continuing a tradition that began nearly 15 years ago, the Alabama State Council organized the first of two "Day Inside the Beltway" events planned for 2007, during SHRM’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference. Representatives from 10 Alabama SHRM chapters conducted meetings with the state’s two U.S. senators and seven representatives.
SHRM members shared their views with elected officials on the "Employee Free Choice Act" (H.R. 800); employment verification in immigration reform; and the need to clarify rules governing the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The Alabama State Council offers scholarships to its state chapters to help offset the cost of sending members to these events. Ten SHRM members in last week’s visits were participating for the first time. We greatly appreciate the Alabama State Council’s commitment to advocacy and its continued sponsorship of two "Day Inside the Beltway" events each year.
For information about how to organize similar events for your state councils or chapters, please contact SHRM’s member advocacy specialist Bernard Coleman at email@example.com.
For more information about these and other public policy issues, please visit www.shrm.org
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