STATE & FEDERAL ISSUES
IDAHO LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS
Your state legislative committee, chaired by your Executive Committeeman Randy Pipal, Higgins & Rutledge Insurance, adds collective industry expertise on your behalf for local legislative issues. With a number of new faces in the Idaho Legislative Session after each election, your committee educates new lawmakers on insurance topics. The committee also tracks important legislation and informs members about pertinent topics. If there are legislative issues that need our attention, please contact:
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:
Randy Pipal, Higgins & Rutledge Insurance
| ph: (208) 343-7741 | Boise, ID
The mission of IIABA’s grassroots program is to promote the effectiveness of getting involved at the local level in order to influence the outcome of federal public policy affecting your industry.
How Can YOU Get Involved?
There are many ways you can get involved at the grassroots level:
Participate in ACTION ALERTS – Contact your federal legislators on key issues.
Be sure to update your home address information to ensure that you are matched with the correct federal legislator: Update Your Grassroots Contact Information *It may take up to two hours to update your information.
Attend town hall meetings – Check your federal legislators’ websites for updates.
Call your federal legislators – Find their information at www.congress.org
Meet with your legislators at the Big "I" Legislative Conference & Convention – Register Now for the 2015 Big "I" Legislative Conference, April 22-24, Hyatt Regency Washinton on Capitol Hill.
Be a Key Contact – Let the Big “I” national office know if you have a personal relationship with a Member of Congress by completing the IIABA Key Contact Form.
Why Should You Get Involved?
Estimates have the number of registered lobbyists in Washington alone at more than 35,000. That’s more than 65 lobbyists for each of the 535 Members of Congress! Yet a Member of Congress considers what is best for constituents like you – not lobbyists. After all, it’s your vote that puts that legislator in office, and it’s your vote that can remove him or her from office. Members of Congress must be made aware that their actions are being closely monitored by the voters back home. That’s why citizens like you are such a powerful force.
What Are the Benefits of Getting Involved?
Participating at the grassroots level provides benefits for YOU and your agency. As a grassroots activist, you will become more knowledgeable about the issues affecting your industry, acquire a more thorough understanding of the political and legislative process and develop a commitment to action. Most importantly, your participation will help protect the future of independent insurance agents and brokers.
Please direct questions or comments to IIABAGrassroots@iiaba.net.