By MOAA Staff
Two MOAA members will spearhead a new State Legislative Consortium designed to assist council and chapter leaders with local advocacy efforts, bringing together the best practices from other chapters and MOAA's national advocacy team.
Col. Tom Robillard, USAF (Ret), of South Carolina and Lt. Col. Don Wolfinger, USA (Ret), of Missouri will lead the consortium, which will "facilitate information sharing, electronically and through periodic calls and webinars, between affiliates and with MOAA national in order to leverage resources and maximize coordination," according to an Oct. 17 letter to council presidents and legislative chairs from Col. Dan Merry, USAF (Ret), MOAA's vice president for Government Relations.
The letter, which can be read in full here, also outlines the steps needed to participate in the consortium and includes contact information for interested members. Those individuals are asked to email their name, council/chapter affiliation, email address, and phone number to Robillard (Thomas.email@example.com) and Wolfinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of an initial conference call tentatively set for Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern.
"Together, we can all make this a valuable experience for all those interested, from beginner to the seasoned advocate," Merry wrote.
For more information, or for information about other council and chapter programs, email email@example.com.