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This year’s National Aerospace Week, September 16 – 22, 2012, serves as a rallying point for the organization’s Second to None campaign. AIA is urging its members and industry stakeholders to take action to end sequestration now.
With this collective call to action, AIA is depending on focused, coordinated participation to help draw the attention of elected officials to the changes that are so urgently needed.
Some examples of the actions members are encouraged to take during NAW include hosting an event or sponsoring an activity related to the threat of sequestration. In an effort to join forces, member events will be added to AIA’s official online calendar demonstrating to lawmakers the full range of nationwide support for the Second to None campaign. Click here to see a full list of events.
AIA also strongly encourages members and constituents to visit the district office of their members of Congress to express concern regarding the pending cuts and possible impact on their jobs and communities. As an additional grassroots effort, AIA has created an easy-to-use “Take Action” tab on its website to generate letters to representatives.
The “Toolkit” on the AIA Second to None website communicates the urgency of the message to elected officials, local news media and employees. The Toolkit makes it easy to draft op-ed pieces, start a letter writing campaign and write emails to employees about Second to None. To access the toolkit, please click here.
As an integral part of the aerospace community, each and every AIA member needs to encourage lawmakers to find a long-term solution to our fiscal difficulties, one that does not do negatively impact the U.S. aerospace and defense industry. Members can take action to support the areospace and defense industry by visitng the Second to None website to sign the petition urging the president and members of Congress to end the automatic budget cuts aimed at the aerospace and defense industry.
AIA’s National Aerospace Week Manager and Events Coordinator for National Aerospace Week, Kathleen Wolff, would be delighted to provide additional information and answer any questions posed by members, industry stakeholders and their staffs. Kathleen can be reached at kathleen.wolff[at]aia-aerospace.org or at (703) 358-1056.
AIA Source: Kathleen.Wolff[at]aia-aerospace.org