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Kara Kempsi

Director of Federal Relations

AIA National


Sarah Dodge
Sr. V.P. of Advocacy + Relationships
AIA National


This presentation will describe AIA's federal lobbying efforts on behalf of the profession with a particular focus on the ongoing negotiations over infrastructure. The course will provide an in-depth look at the policy considerations within the infrastructure debate. Participants will also gain a better understanding of how AIA members can engage in federal advocacy and how AIA determines which issues it will support.

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how AIA vets federal policy issues to determine whether or not to engage.

  • Describe the multiple committees of jurisdiction and the legislative process that must occur for an infrastructure package to become law.

  • Articulate how the infrastructure campaign fits into AIA's larger climate action and equity goals.

  • Know how to get more involved in AIA's federal advocacy efforts.


Buildings Are Infrastructure: AIA's Federal Advocacy Campaign

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