H-2B Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill 11-2-17 Email
Monday, October 30, 2017 05:00 PM


US Capitol

ALCC urges you to join fellow members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition and other concerned organizations in Washington, DC on November 2nd for an H-2B Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. It is crucial that Congress hears our collective voice. There is power in numbers, and the more of you who participate, the greater the effect will be. The support of our representatives will go a long way to helping us begin to close the huge gap in available labor for our industry.

If you've never participated in an advocacy event before, this is an excellent way to learn. ALCC can offer you information and coaching, and the H-2B Workforce Coalition will provide a briefing before you begin your day. You'll join colleagues experienced in advocacy, who can make introductions and guide you through meetings. 

As the landscape industry's workforce issues escalate, the H-2B visa program has become vital to getting the workers your business needs to operate. Here in Colorado, we are experiencing tremendous growth at a time when the unemployment rate is already one of the lowest in the nation.  Without a large presence in demand of cap relief, it is unlikely that many of us will be able to find the workers we need in 2018. 

Fiscal 2018 began on October 1, but Congress has not yet acted to pass any type of cap relief, meaning many employers could be shut out of both the first and second half H-2B caps. We need Congress to take immediate action to address the cap and to pass permanent H-2B reform legislation to provide much-needed stability for seasonal employers.

If you are interested or planning to attend, please contact the office at 303 757-5611 or email jmcmahon@alcc.com. Be sure to let us know the name of your representative (where you live, not where you work). ALCC will help to coordinate the meetings and help you make the most of your time in DC. In order to get our delegation on our representatives' schedules, please respond by October 25.

We hope to see you in Washington on November 2.

Details are as follows:

The H-2B Workforce Coalition and Allied Organizations
invite you to
H-2B Advocacy Day

When: Thursday, November 2
Where: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Schedule:
8:30 am – 9:15 am Briefing for Fly-in Participants (2200 Rayburn House Office Building)

Hear from House Small Business Committee Chairman Chabo (R-OH), and industry
experts about the key points to make with your Senators and
Representatives. Receive talking points and other helpful materials.

10:00 – 5:00 pm Meetings with House and Senate Offices (To be scheduled by ALCC) 

Why:
Fiscal 2018 began on October 1, but Congress has not yet acted to pass any type of cap relief, meaning many employers could be shut out of both the first and second half H-2B caps. We need Congress to take immediate action to address the cap and to pass permanent H-2B reform legislation to provide much-needed stability for seasonal employers.

Additional details coming soon. ALCC will update the LAB when available.

 
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