Event connects members, legislators
AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress at an evening reception hosted by the Boilermakers union. The reception also drew guests from affiliated labor organizations and government agencies.
Congressional receptions are a staple on Capitol Hill. They give legislators and their constituents time to spend together outside of bustling congressional offices.
Boilermaker delegates greeted their legislators or legislative aides near the entrance to one of the Hyatt Regency ballrooms for group photos and invited them to stay for refreshments and conversation.
Building personal relationships with elected officials in this way is an important function for any group or organization seeking to promote its cause or defend its position against harmful legislative or regulatory measures.
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