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Congressional Visits Day 2022

  • 1.  Congressional Visits Day 2022

    Posted 24 Jan, 2022 17:15
    Greetings Point Lobos Section!

    We wanted to share an announcement of opportunity to participate in the yearly AIAA Congressional Visits Day.  The event is typically performed in-person in Washington DC and involves meeting with members of Congress and Senate to discuss and advocate for issues of interest to our aerospace industry.  Participation is challenging due to the long distance from home for us - however this year the event will be held entirely virtually. This is a great opportunity to get involved with national policymakers to make your voice heard with only a modest investment in time.

    The CVD event will take place during the week of March 14.  The link to register is here: Congressional Visits Day 2022

    Registration is currently open, with optional (but strongly encouraged) training/preparation sessions starting in February.

    Your contributions to this upcoming event will be invaluable as the aerospace and defense industry, and its supply chain, continues to be impacted by the prolonged pandemic. We will call on lawmakers to address the ongoing needs of the industry, including the following key issues:

    • Ensuring technological competitiveness, commercialization, and behavioral norms in the space economy
      ·Growing, evolving, and diversifying the 21st century workforce
      ·Investing in research and technologies that drive innovation and sustainability across the A&D industry
    • Providing initiatives for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that the U.S. retains global aerospace leadership

    If you have any questions, please let us know.  We hope to see you "out there!"  The in-person events are a fantastic experience, and hopefully this generates interest within our section for in-person attendance in 2023.

    Gio Minelli
    Section Chair, PLS

    Giovanni Minelli
    Chair, AIAA Point Lobos Section
    Naval Postgraduate School