The COVID-19 pandemic prevented in-person events for two years, but on April 5-6, 225 roofing professionals were able to gather in Washington, D.C., for Roofing Day in D.C. 2022, the largest advocacy event focused on the roofing industry.
On April 5, participants received advocacy training and an issue briefing, and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) gave a keynote address. On April 6, participants attended a breakfast program with Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), learned about best practices for Capitol Hill visits from a chief of staff panel, and visited the offices of their representatives and senators either in person or virtually.
During 174 congressional visits, participants discussed workforce funding and education, supply chain challenges, immigration reform, and career and technical education.
Roofing Day in D.C. continues to be a valuable experience for roofing professionals from all segments of the industry and allows them to interact directly with lawmakers whose actions affect their businesses. Mark your calendar for next year’s event April 18-19, 2023.
AMBIKA PUNIANI REID is editor of Professional Roofing and NRCA’s vice president of communications.