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Annual Washington, DC Trip - 2022

Group shot on balcony


FJI's 7th Annual Washington, D.C. trip took place on March 10-12, 2020.

Here is an article about the 2020 trip:

Here is some general information about the trip and why we think this is so important.
Why do we go on this trip?
Look around: the actions of government affect almost every aspect of our daily lives. Each and every one of us must operate within Wisconsin's business, tax and regulatory climates, and those who ignore what's going on in Washington are endangering their bottom lines.
Keeping Janesville and Rock County on the radar of federal lawmakers benefits our community in the long run. This trip helps us to establish positive and friendly relationships with Members of Congress and their staffs.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in visiting Washington should consider joining us. You don't have to be a political expert to participate! Each year, we assemble a diverse coalition of business and civic leaders to participate in our trip. Traveling together allows participants to really get to know each other, which leads to beneficial and lasting relationships once the trip is over.
What will we be talking about?
Our delegation will have no shortage of issues to discuss, as there is much on Congress's plate that is of interest to Rock County. Click here to view our 2020 Federal Legislative Agenda.
What does the trip schedule look like?
While details change from year to year, trip participants fly in to Washington and official trip activities kick off with a reception and dinner that evening. The next day, we spend the majority of the day on Capitol Hill meeting with our Congressional delegation and others. There will be time to see some of the nation's most iconic sites before the group travels back to Rock County on the third day.
Who do I contact if I have questions or want to sign up for the 2021 trip?
Call Dan Cunningham at (608) 757-3160. There are also sponsorship opportunities available for companies that are interested in supporting Forward Janesville's government relations programming.
Click here to see some great trip photos, courtesy of Dennis McDougall!