Advocacy, making your voice count

Manuel Andrade, AIA, LEED AP bd+c Westchester + Hudson Valley AIA President

I believe that one of the major benefits of being an AIA member, is that the AIA is consistently promoting and protecting the profession of Architecture on national, state and local levels. Along with lobbying for the profession, the AIA also strives to train any and all members that are interested in taking a more active roll in advocacy and making the voice count. 

On July 13-15, SpeakUp, the AIA’s new, annual advocacy leadership event, will be held in Washington DC. During this event the AIA will provide advocacy training to assist its members to take full advantage of the short amount of time that is available when meeting with political representatives and advocating for our profession. While in Washington DC, the attendees will take the tools and strategies that we presented and meet with their representatives in Congress and lobby for the issues that are effecting the profession of Architecture.

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