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The SLA needs you!

We are living in a time when legislators, both in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C., are looking for solutions to problems that touch on our industry. From business interruption exclusions for pandemics to wildfires and earthquakes, and many other key issues that involve surplus lines, the public policy solutions that pass at the state or federal level can impact your business.

That is why we are working to identify which of our members live in the districts of key state and federal legislators, and we need your help. By volunteering to be a grassroots advocate on an as-needed basis, you can help ensure that our elected leaders hear our industry’s point of view directly from their constituents. Numerous studies demonstrate that legislators are very receptive to the outreach efforts of the citizens who live and vote in their constituencies. A call, letter, e-mail or visit, or even a social media post, to your elected leaders can be invaluable.

Joining our program is easy. Just take a couple minutes to sign up and then be willing to write a letter or make a call to a lawmaker’s office if the SLA contacts you. This is not a major time commitment, and you won’t be on your own; SLA Public Affairs staff will give you as much help as you need to write a letter, or will provide a suggested call script if a phone call is needed.

You don’t have to be a political junkie or a policy wonk. You just need to be an average citizen letting your public servants know your point of view. It’s your right, and your elected leaders and their staff take it very seriously when their constituents take the time to exercise it.

Please click here to join the SLA grassroots program. You will be asked to provide an e-mail address, and then to provide your name and contact information. It won’t take long, and you’ll be doing a very important service for your industry.

Also, please feel free to contact Cliston Brown, vice president, Public Affairs, at 415-434-4900, extension 1139, or , if you have any questions or would like to discuss how else you can get involved.

The SLA thanks you, in advance, for your help.