Industry Alerts and Calls to Action
Communicating with industry participants including association members, customers and colleagues about important legislative and regulatory matters is important to generate awareness of an issue, to engage participation or stimulate people to take action.
Often times these communications are referred to as “Legislative Alert”, “Flash Report” or “Call to Action”. Below are steps that may help you to create this communication tool.
Political Giving and Reporting Requirements
Please remember that each state has their own laws governing political giving including reporting requirements relating to political giving, campaign contributions (PAC’s), lobbying and gift limits, to name a few. It is important that you check your state’s laws prior to conducting any type of political giving including, gifts to legislators, regulators and their staffs, campaign and/or political contributions, and lobbying.
In addition, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has guidelines for notifying association members about lobbying activities of tax exempt organizations on an annual basis. Work with your attorney or legislative advocate to be certain you are following all current laws and disclosure requirements.