Register Now: State Capitol Advocacy Day is May 15

The MAB Board of Directors and
President/CEO Karole L. White invite you
 to attend a broadcast industry
State Capitol Advocacy Day on May 15. 
MAB members are invited to meet with their local lawmakers and leaders who chair committees of influence to the broadcast industry.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018
Why Attend State Capitol Day?

The purpose of this event is to showcase television and radio stations’ commitment to their local communities and the investment it takes to make that happen. This includes community service, local programming content and the broadcast industry’s economic impact and job creation.

With term limits in place, it is important that we maintain strong relationships with our legislators so that the MAB can most effectively represent your interests. What is the best way to do that? By having constituents visit lawmakers and explain why these issues are important to them.

In the past, we have supported or opposed several pieces of critical legislation, for example:

  • We work to oppose any proposal for state ad tax or tax on services.
  • MAB works to open up public notice revenue to our members by reforming the outdated public notice laws.
  • MAB helped pass legislation to standardize FOIA costs across the state.
  • MAB battles to keep the sales tax deduction on broadcasting equipment.
  • MAB works to ensure your station is not burdened by state regulations on the use of drones in newsgathering.
State Capitol Advocacy Day

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
MAB Board Meeting and Breakfast

Christman Building, 208 N. Capitol Ave.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Legislative Issues Briefing

Christman Building 208 N. Capitol Ave.

10:00 a.m. – Noon
 Meetings with State Representatives

House Office Building

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch with Lawmakers

Capitol Building

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Meetings with State Senators

Binsfeld Office Building

Please NOTE: Appointments will be scheduled for you with each of your legislators. Our lobbyist, Rob Elhenicky of Kelley-Cawthorne and MAB’s Government Relations Director Elena Palombo will hold a briefing to update you on the state legislative issues. You will receive talking points and meeting materials two weeks prior to the event. You will also have a chance to meet with the legislators and staff during the legislative luncheon at the Capitol.
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2018

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