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Have Legislative Challenges?
Send American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Your Stories

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2012 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is reaching out to the industry and asking for your personal stories to be shared during the AH&LA Legislative Action Summit (LAS), February 29-March 1, in Washington, DC.  It’s your stories that motivate lawmakers to cast their vote and effect a policy change on issues like the new ADA regulations, labor, and travel policy.
LAS attendees will take your testimonials on their Hill appointments, providing even more validation for how laws and regulations impact hotel owners and employees in their state.
While it’s not too late to register for the conference and speak your mind in person, writing in your concerns based on personal experience as an alternative will allow your voice to be heard and make our industry’s voice stronger.
There are two ways to participate:
AH&LA members can use this template through HotelLOBBY, AH&LA’s grassroots program, or write their own letter and email it to Eric Reller at
Nonmembers can write their own letters and email them to Eric Reller at
To write an effective letter, focus on specific examples of hardship.  Follow up with a clear asking point and explain how it will impact your business, and ultimately, your state in a positive way.  Keeping workers employed or creating new jobs is always a key selling point.
LAS is the nation’s leading legislative conference for hotel owners and operators, and offers a wealth of educational panels led by members of Congress and the Administration, industry experts, and CEOs covering the key issues facing the hotel industry.  In addition, attendees speak one-on-one with their Representatives to convey our industry’s perspective.  Learn more at

Serving the hospitality industry for a century, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.  For more about AH&LA and its 2010 centennial anniversary, visit .

Eric Reller
(202) 289-3122
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