For Immediate Release: January 19, 2012
Brookfield, Wis. – Representatives from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Cremation Association of North America (CANA), National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association (NFD&MA), KAVOD – Independent Jewish Funeral Chapels, the International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), and Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH) will come together with one voice in the nation's capital during the 2012 NFDA Advocacy Summit to advance important federal legislation that impacts funeral homes, small business and families served by funeral homes. The 2012 Advocacy Summit will take place March 7-9 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Attendees will meet with their elected representatives to discuss key issues impacting the funeral service profession:
In addition to issues briefings and lobbying opportunities with members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, NFDA has invited several guest speakers.
The registration fee for the 2012 Advocacy Summit is $95 for members of NFDA, CANA, NFD&MA, KAVOD, OGR and SIFH; the registration fee for nonmembers is $160. A spouse/guest registration is available for $45. For more event information about the Advocacy Summit or to register, visit www.nfda.org/advocacysummit or call 800-228-6332.
Attendees who plan to stay at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel must make their reservations by February 10 to lock in the special Advocacy Summit rate of $279 per night, plus tax. Hotel reservations can be made by visiting www.nfda.org/advocacysummit and clicking on the "Hotel/Travel" link or by calling the hotel at 800-468-3571 and mentioning the "NFDA Advocacy Summit."
NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.
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