Virtual Lobby Day

On April 23, 2015, NELA members and Affiliate leaders from around the country will convene in Washington, DC for Lobby Day 2015: Raising Our Voices For Change. If you are unable to join us in DC, you can still raise your voice for change by calling the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to speak with your Senators and Representative on April 23.

Call your Senators and Representative and ask to speak to their legislative counsel who handles tax and/or judiciary issues. Talk with them about issues that are of great importance to you and your clients, and the fair administration of justice: promoting tax fairness for workers in employment and civil rights cases, opposing forced arbitration of employment disputes, and advocating for an independent federal judiciary that reflects the rich experiential diversity of the legal community. If they are not available, leave a message for them and ask for a return call. To find your federal legislators' phone numbers, staff contacts, and lists of bills they have sponsored (including past versions of the AFA and the CJTFA), visit NELA's Grassroots Advocacy Center.

Please contact Laura M. Flegel, NELA’s Legislative & Public Policy Director, at or (202) 898-2880, ext. 115, if you have any questions about Virtual Lobby Day or NELA's legislative efforts.

NELA's Lobby Day 2015 website provides
everything you need to make your calls:

Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act
CJTFA One-pager (with talking points);
A bipartisan list of past cosponsors;
A 113th Congress Advocacy list; and
Endorsements from organizations representing both employees and employers.

Arbitration Fairness Act
AFA One-pager

Judicial Nominations
Judicial Nominations Talking Points; and
NELA Report: "Judicial Hostility To Workers' Rights: The Case For Professional Diversity On The Federal Bench."

Most important, provide a personal story illustrating why this legislation is important to their state, district, and constituents.

Thank Your Legislator

If your Senators and/or Representative have already cosponsored the Arbitration Fairness Act and the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act in the 113th Congress, please thank them for their support and urge them to work actively to sponsor and enact these bills during the 114th Congress.

Arbitration Fairness Act Cosponsors
H.R. 1844 | S. 878

Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013 Cosponsors
S.1224 | H.R. 2509

Follow Up

So that we can coordinate our advocacy activities, please contact Laura M. Flegel, NELA's Legislative & Public Policy Director, at or (202) 898-2880, ext. 115, with the results of your calls. Thank you!