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SHRM has embarked on an aggressive member advocacy effort. It’s built around what we call the SHRM Advocacy Team, or “A-Team.”  The targets for 2010 are 11 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin. The goal is to have a SHRM member serve as a key contact or “District Captain” in each of the 435 congressional districts for a five-year period. 

The District Captain (preferably a HR practitioner) will lead SHRM’s member advocacy efforts on the local level.  Ideally, he or she will recruit other members in the district to be the “face” of HR for their elected officials when they’re back home. They’ll also organize bi-annual visits to district legislative offices to discuss important HR issues being considered by Congress or their state legislature.

To learn more or to join the A-Team, visit the new SHRM Advocacy Team Action Center or click on the brochure to the right.  We need your help in making this effort a success.


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The next issue of HR Issues Update will be published on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

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