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Annual Washington, DC Trip

The 6th Annual Washington, D.C. trip will take place on March 6-8, 2019. 


THE SIXTH ANNUAL FORWARD JANESVILLE TRIP TO WASHINGTON, DC WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 6-8, 2019.

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 that will allow for quick action in times of need. 

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 lasting and beneficial relationships once the trip is over. 

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in government should consider joining us. You don’t have to be an expert on what’s going on inside the beltway to participate—we will get everyone up to speed before we visit Capitol Hill.  The trip will give participants the opportunity to get to know not only our Members of Congress and their staffs, but area civic and business leaders as well.

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.  

What will the trip schedule look like?
While details are subject to change, trip participants will fly in to Washington on Wednesday, March 6, and official trip activities kick off with a reception and dinner that evening.  On Thursday, March 7, we will 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 on Friday, March 8 before the group travels back to Rock County.

How much will it cost?
The $1,500 entry fee will cover round trip air and ground transportation, well-appointed hotel accommodations, and all other trip activities.

Who do I call if I have questions or want to sign up?
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.