NAIFA-Texas remains a powerhouse on the advocacy front. Our members have always set the example of the importance of having relationships with legislators. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to utilize our grassroots army.
With that said, we have been utilizing OneClickPolitics-- an online advocacy tool to directly connect with your legislators via personalized emails, tweets, and videos with one simple click.
This tool is a quick, easy, and effective way to advocate. We have two live campaigns in support of HB 1777-- Adopting a Best Interest Standard for Annuities-- by State Rep. Tom Oliverson and SB 1063 -- Bringing Personal Financial Literacy to Texas public high schools--by State Senator Carol Alvarado.
Fill out these forms and send direct communication to your legislators using the pre-loaded messaging & scripts!
Questions? Contact Bianca Alonso, firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Advocating!
Our biennial Day at the Capitol event looked a little different this year. What was supposed to be a hybrid event became a fully virtual experience due to the aftermath of the Texas snowstorms. Despite this last-minute change, NAIFA-TX members met virtually with dozens of legislators or their policy staff between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. To read more, please click here.
After a whirlwind of an election year, NAIFA-Texas is ready to get to work within the Texas Legislature for our members to continue best serving their clients. Check out our blog post detailing the first few weeks of session!
On July 21st, NAIFA-Texas hosted the first event of our new Quarterly Lobbyist Update (QLU) series! We were joined by NAIFA-Texas lobbyist, Elizabeth Hadley, and her Washington, D.C. colleague, Monica Schulteis, for a post primary runoff election debrief on the state and federal level. This engaging discussion painted the picture for what the ballot will look like in November and the races to look out for.
Mark your calendars for the next QLU on Tuesday, October 20th at 10 AM CDT! Please note that this event and future QLU events are reserved for members only. If you are interested in taking advantage of this member benefit, head over to our Membership page and join NAIFA-Texas today!
For a complete list of the primary runoff and special election results, please click here.
What goes on within the Capitol in Austin affects all Texans. With this election year predicted to be unlike any other, followed by the upcoming 2021 Legislative Session, NAIFA-Texas has been working closely with our lobbying firm, Greenberg Traurig, to make sure we have a seat at the table to protect and defend our industry.
Please watch this video from our lobbyist, Elizabeth Hadley, to learn more about the current state of events and what is to come. Also, join us on July 21st for a full debrief and Q&A of the runoff election results. Register here!
Click here to view the list of Primary Run-off and Special Election races.
Based on dues and the number of bills that could affect your book of business, it would have cost you $1.07 per bill, per day to watch each each of the bills that NAIFA-Texas watched for you at the state level during the 86th Legislative Session. If you tried to watch, analyze, and respond to all of the bills - 703 of them that affected our industry - you would lose valuable time and money. NAIFA-Texas does all of this for you!
During the 86th Legislative Session, NAIFA-Texas worked with associations and stakeholders to pass four bills.
For more detailed information about each of the above bills, please click here.
When the legislature is not in session, NAIFA-Texas is still working hard to protect your industry and the interest of your clients. We monitor the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas State Securities Board, the Texas Ethics Commission, the Teacher Retirement System, and other agencies/organizations for new and changing rules. We want to ensure we are present when there is a request for comments, subject matter expertise, or testimony. The campaign season is our opportunity to monitor candidates who are running for office and cultivate relationships in preparation for the next legislative session.
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