3) VISIT – the local office of your Representatives and Senators!
4) REPORT BACK to us at the following email address so we can
can leverage your efforts: [email protected]
“Thank you! You are making a difference. This effort will only take a few moments and may change the future of the Fixed Indexed Annuity industry for years to come,” says the grassroots message. All of the fax and phone numbers are listed on the site.
As part of the call-in day, congressmen and senators are being asked to sign their support for Meeks-Price House Bill 2733 and Senate Bill 1389, both of which call for overturning 151A and have picked up significant support over the year.
Andrew Unkefer, president and CEO of Glendale, Ariz.-based Unkefer and Associates Inc., has spent much of the last year as a behind-the-scenes organizer for the Coalition’s various campaigns, including Nov. 10′s Call-In Day. Unkefer says the efforts, which have also included two industry lobbying missions to Washington, D.C. (the most recent on July 29), gave him a new perspective on the political process.
“When you spend enough time trying to be in touch with senators and congressmen, you pretty quickly see the importance of contacts and influence,” Unkefer says. “They do listen to you, if you go through the right process and channels. Now, it’s been good to see that the excitement is definitely higher and that there’s more positive energy. We still feel we can get this done and keep the movement and the momentum alive.”