Advocacy in August

Advocacy in August is an initiative to keep you informed and engaged with our industry's advocacy efforts during this critical time that your elected officials are back home. This is an essential opportunity for our industry to unite and play an active role in shaping legislation and regulations that impact our businesses, our customers, our communities, and the broader economy. 

Across the country, MAA members will virtually meet with their legislators to advocate on behalf of the real estate finance industry and the customers we all serve. These constituent meetings with policymakers are a key component of MBA's advocacy efforts, as you add a name, face and personal story to complex industry issues and their impact on your customers, making them relatable to Members of Congress. 

Check out our August Recess Virtual Meeting toolkit to help facilitate effective meetings!

The toolkit includes:

  • How to prepare for a meeting
  • Sample meeting request letter
  • Sample follow-up thank you letter
  • Guide to different meeting scenarios
  • Other ways to take advocacy to the next level 

If you would like additional briefing materials, or have any questions, please contact maa@mba.org. Please stay tuned for weekly communications about our advocacy efforts and events and how you and your colleagues can get more involved supporting the industry during August Recess.