Legislative Fly-Ins

A Powerful Advocacy Tool

Legislative Fly-Ins are important events for member-based organizations or corporations who seek to raise their visibility on Capitol Hill. They also enable you to build great champions for your cause.

 

It is important that you create an event that is memorable and effective, leaving a positive impression on both legislators and your community.

Making It Work

JDC Events can help in the following ways:

  • Site selection, contract negotiations and venue coordination of the host hotel where organization members stay
  • Secure travel arrangements for members
  • Provide support in setting up Congressional appointments
  • Prepare collateral materials for orientation sessions and Congressional visits
  • Coordinate food and beverage arrangements
  • On-site management, including providing staff to serve as directional guides in the Congressional Office Buildings

An Example

A ride on the President’s Marine One helicopter is made possible through our client Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a leading U.S. manufacturer of helicopters and other aircraft.

 

Each year, Sikorsky hosts an Advocacy “Fly-In” conference for its suppliers that includes an opening reception, orientation sessions and meetings with Congressional representatives. The conference regularly attracts approximately 600 participants.

 

Since 2011, we have handled supplier invitations, registration and development of collateral materials for the conference, plus assisted participants with the process of arranging appointments on Capitol Hill. Because of the dynamic nature of these events, we continually update Sikorsky with registration numbers and demographics as well as expedite the process of revising and reprinting collateral materials.