American Horse Council’s 2008 National Issues Forum to Focus on Getting Involved in the 2008 Elections
RELEASE: May 15, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the American Horse Council
The American Horse Council (AHC) will host the 2008 National Issues Forum June 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together industry leaders and participants to discuss important national equine issues.
The general session on Tuesday, June 17, will feature sessions designed to educate horse organization leaders and individuals as to how they can be actively and effectively involved in the 2008 election process. Speakers include Jeff Glassie, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, on “What’s an Organization to Do”—IRS/FEC Limits; J. Scott Jennings, Senior Strategist at Peritus Public Relations discussing “Getting in on the Ground Floor—Opportunities Elections Provide”; Gregory M. Cohen, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance, and Derrick Crandall, President of the American Recreation Coalition, addressing “Developing/Delivering the Message to Candidates.” In addition, Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY) and Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus, have been invited to discuss the industry’s involvement in the elections.
In the afternoon, the AHC will provide an update on national issues affecting the horse industry and urges participants to make appointments to visit with their elected officials. Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday have been set aside for these Congressional visits.
For those interested in the issue of Unwanted Horses, a United States Department of Agriculture/AHC Unwanted Horse Forum has been scheduled at the USDA from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. There is no admission fee for this forum. To register, send your name, affiliation and e-mail address to Marsha Stephens Hurd, 800 9th St., SW, Rm. 3150, Waterfront Center, Washington, DC, 20250-2220; call (202) 401-5352; fax (202) 401-6156; or e-mail either email@example.com
More information about the 2008 National Issues Forum, including registration forms, schedules and more, can be found at the AHC web site, www.horsecouncil.org
or by calling the AHC offices at (202) 296-4031.