NLBMDA gets D.C.-ready

A personal appeal to participate in the 2020 Legislative Conference.


[Editor’s note: The following message comes from the pen of Bob Sanford, president of Connecticut-based Sanford & Hawley and chair of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. It was broadcast to NLBMDA members Thursday.]

It’s an incredible time for politics in Washington, and as the 2020 election cycle continues to gear up, both parties are quickly putting together their agendas before campaigns dominate the calendar.

Bob Sanford

With so much at stake, and so many opportunities to advance our issues, we invite you to join your fellow LBM industry pros for our annual Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. NLBMDA is coming out of 2019 with several legislative and regulatory victories, and early 2020 will have the potential for action on policies such as affordable housing, energy, trade, and other important areas. This conference is your opportunity to hear from the lawmakers directly. We will bring members of the United States Congress directly to the conference to speak to you, and you’ll get to meet personally with lawmakers to make sure our collective legislative priorities and concerns are shared with leaders that are in a position to make a difference. You are the best representative for your business and industry, and your personal stories make a persuasive and powerful case for policies that will make residential housing and the overall economy stronger.

In addition to advancing our common interests, this growing conference is an opportunity to join forces and make our voices heard. The meeting is an incredible way to educate yourself on a variety of issues like legislative and regulatory advocacy, network with industry colleagues, participate in the lawmaking process, and shape policy that can make for a better future. For those of you attending for the very first time, we assure you that being part of the political process is an amazing experience and our staff will make sure you’re equipped with all the tools you need to make effective use of your time.

Come join fellow LBM industry pros to meet lawmakers and association leadership in Washington on March 23-25, 2020, at the Westin Washington City Center in Washington, D.C. Both long-time and first-time attendees will be well-prepared when they meet with lawmakers during Capitol Hill visits, and our ticketed LuDPAC Luncheon will feature renowned political analyst Charlie Cook.

Finally, the Joint Networking Reception on Capitol Hill will allow you to connect with fellow industry partners, build new relationships, and interact with members of Congress and their staff. Add your voice on issues affecting your business and be a part of the change you want to see in Washington, D.C. Take the first step today and register now with your respective Association. Represent your industry and make a positive difference. For additional information regarding the conference, visit

See you in Washington, D.C.


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