Mark your Calendars for next year's Legislative Summit
2019 UPMA Legislative Summit
January 27th - 29th, 2019
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
2800 South Potomac AVE
Arlington, VA 22202
There will be NO ON-SITE registrations. The only way to get a printed badge is to register in advance. Summit registration in only $25 through the end of 2018. After January 1, 2019, registration is $50 per person. Here is the Summit Registration Form.
ROOMS FOR LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT:
To make room reservations for the 2019 UPMA Legislative Summit, please call Deonna Wiley at the hotel Reservations Department, 571-814-4028. Rooms are $159 a night and available until 1/4/2019 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. This will be the last date for the group rate. All members can book room reservations by using the reservation link below or by contacting Marriott Reservations at 800.228.9290 and mentioning that they'd like to book a room under the United Postmasters and Managers of America Meeting room block at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
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from Ted Gedeon, Ohio Legislative chair
While the Mid term election results produced few surprises in Ohio politics, the national landscape has been altered greatly. Democrats now control the House of Representatives , ending Republican control over the entire Congress.
That essentially means that all postal employees and retirees can all breathe a little easier now because President Trumps proposal to privatize the Postal Service seems highly unlikely to pass muster in a House of Representatives no longer controlled by the presidents own party. We can also expect to see the long delayed Postal Bill finally hit the house floor for a vote. We shall see..
But that news leads me into the fact that UPMAs Legislative Summit is just around the corner. For 2019 the conference is scheduled to be held January 27-29 in the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington VA. The agenda has not been finalized as of yet, so please check the National UPMA web page for schedule updates, registration forms and host hotel information. There are other lower cost hotels available nearby.
Your Ohio chapter of UPMA will again provide a $400 stipend to help defray costs. To receive the money you must register for the conference, attend the regular sessions including a quick state meeting on Monday evening and then visit your Congressional office on the hill on Tuesday.
link to Bob Levi's Political Action Committee videos, access requires your member ID. ( the five digit number above your name on the mailing label of your copy of the UPMA newsletters, plus the first two letters of your last name.)