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Advocacy in action blog

State advocacy is among part of NAIFA's critical mission to ensure policymakers in every state capital understand the important role of insurance and financial professionals in providing financial security and prosperity to families and small business in communities across the United States. 

NAIFA’s Iowa chapter held a successful Day on the Hill event in Des Moines, March 23. Insurance and financial professionals from across the state received advocacy training and a policy briefing. They then met with their state legislators and discussed legislation of protecting senior citizens from financial fraud and exploitation, financial literacy requirements in the state’s high school curriculum, and other important policy issues.

Meeting with state legislators as part of a coordinated legislative event is an important part of NAIFA’s grassroots strategy. These events show the strength of NAIFA’s numbers and help members develop relationships with lawmakers. Along with NAIFA’s professional lobbying in state capital and state IFAPAC giving, grassroots is a critical leg of NAIFA’s state advocacy strategy.