When it comes to legislation, can one person make a difference? Of course! But change is easier and more effective when a single individual joins with many others to speak louder, and with unity.

Now is your chance to get involved in your industry and help influence the laws that govern it. From April 25-26, 2012, members of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association will be “taking care of business” during the annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Hear from members of Congress and key regulatory officials, meet with your own congressional representatives face-to-face, and convey the small business priorities that are most crucial to the success of your company.

This year, there will be several highlights of the popular, annual event. First, well-known political commentator Morton Kondracke will present his Washington insider’s remarks on Wednesday, April 25. A journalist for nearly 40 years, Kondracke has covered nearly every phase of American politics and foreign policy, and has done so in newspapers and magazines, television and radio.

Dr. Winslow Sargeant, chief counsel for advocacy for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will then update attendees on small business issues of concern to PHC contractors.

Later that evening, to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the trade association, PHCC will honor the organization’s founding president with a special Colonel George D. Scott Congressional Reception on Capitol Hill. 

Don’t miss the legislative and issue briefings, an update on PHCC’s grassroots movement, and useful tips for how to lobby effectively. You’ll also want to attend the Congressional Awards Breakfast and the Closing Reception to honor a key member of Congress. The event will conclude with an optional tour of various Washington, D.C. monuments.

Make sure your voice is heard and register for PHCC’s 2012 Legislative Conference. Visitwww.phccweb.orgfor more details, or contactMark Riso, director of government relations, at 800/533-7694 orriso@naphcc.org