Get involved at the local level in order to influence the outcome of federal public policy affecting your industry.
There are many ways you can get involved at the grassroots level:
Join the Montana Big "I" Legislative Commitee - contact Kerri Emmons at (406) 442-9555 extension 105
Participate in ACTION ALERTS – visit the IIABA Grassroots Action Center
Be sure to update your home address information to ensure that you are matched with the correct federal legislator: Update Your Grassroots Contact Information
Attend town hall meetings – Check your federal legislators’ websites for updates.
Call your federal legislators – Find their information here
Meet with your legislators at the Big "I" Legislative Conference & Convention
Be a Key Contact – Let the Big “I” national office know if you have a personal relationship with a Member of Congress by completing the IIABA Key Contact Form.
Why Should You Get Involved?
Estimates have the number of registered lobbyists in Washington alone at more than 35,000. That’s more than 65 lobbyists for each of the 535 Members of Congress! Yet a Member of Congress considers what is best for constituents like you – not lobbyists. After all, it’s your vote that puts that legislator in office, and it’s your vote that can remove him or her from office. Members of Congress must be made aware that their actions are being closely monitored by the voters back home. That’s why citizens like you are such a powerful force.
What Are the Benefits of Getting Involved?
As a grassroots activist, you will become more knowledgeable about the issues affecting your industry, acquire a more thorough understanding of the political and legislative process and develop a commitment to action. Most importantly, your participation will help protect the future of independent insurance agents and brokers. Please direct questions or comments to IIABAGrassroots@iiaba.net