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Emergency Catalog Industry Fly-in To Washington Scheduled For May 7th

ACMA Organizing Washington Fly-in To Take
Industry Emergencies Directly to The Hill
Dear Catalog Industry Executive:

As you’ve seen from the industry alerts we’ve been issuing lately, the catalog industry urgently needs to fight for itself in Washington to avert a dual calamity in tax and postal. We realize this is short notice but given how fast these issues are moving and the number of catalogers in DC for the 6th Annual National Postal Forum in Washington, May 8-9, we concluded that we should organize an emergency fly-in on May 7th

A strong show of force in Washington gets noticed. This is a great opportunity for you to tell your elected officials exactly how these issues affect your company, mail volume, profits and employment.

Now open to ACMA members and non-members, the fly-in would require you to arrive in Washington by mid morning on May 7th. (Arrive DCA by 10:15 am, IAD by 9:15 am and BWI by 8:30 am.) We would start late morning for a "group training" briefing, immediately followed by visits to the Hill for the balance of the afternoon. A group "dutch treat" dinner will be held for those not flying out; those departing May 7th should schedule flights after 6:15 pm if DCA, 7:30 pm if IAD and after 8:30 pm if BWI.

For this to be optimal, we’d like to have at least one constituent in each meeting with the Member of Congress (or a staffer) we are talking to. Representatives on the House Judiciary and House postal oversight committees are particularly valuable. Please see the list of House Committee assignments listed below. If you or your employees are constituents of one of these Representatives, your participation is particularly critical and we hope you will make every effort to join us. 
Please Respond to This Email Now
By C.O.B. tomorrow (Tuesday) if you haven't already done so, please hit the reply button to this email and let us know if you can take part in the fly-in on May 7th. Simply write "CAN DO FLY-IN" or "CANNOT DO FLY-IN" in the email. Also please review the lists of House Judiciary Committee and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform members below my signature and see if you're in any of their districts. These are the key Members of Congress we will seek to meet with, and on whom will be focused on in the coming months. When responding, please tell us if you have employees in any of the Representaitves' districts list in the Committee assignments below. Even if you cannot make the fly-in, we really need to know about ALL the catalogers in each Congressional district listed. 
Finally, for those coming to the fly-in, while you are in Washington, we hope you will consider staying over to participate in the National Catalog Forum.

Hamilton Davison
President & Executive Director
American Catalog Mailers Association
House Judiciary Committee Members
Bob Goodlatte, Chairman (VA-6)
Jim Sensenbrenner Jr. (WI-5)
Howard Coble (NC-6)
Lamar Smith (TX-21)
Steve Chabot (OH-1)
Spencer Bachus (AL-6)
Darrell Issa (CA-49)
J. Randy Forbes (VA-4)
Steve King (IA-4)
Trent Franks (AZ-8)
Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
Jim Jordan (OH-4)
Ted Poe (TX-2)
Jason Chaffetz (UT-3)
Tom Marino (PA-10)
Trey Gowdy (SC-4)
Mark Amodei (NV-2)
Raul Labrador (ID-1)
Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
George Holding (NC-13)
Doug Collins (GA-9)
Ron DeSantis (FL-6)

John Conyers Jr., Ranking Member (MI-13)
Jerrold Nadler (NY-10)
Bobby Scott (VA-3)
Mel Watt (NC-12)
Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
Steve Cohen (TN-9)
Hank Johnson (GA-4_
Pedro Pierluisi (Puerto Rico At-large)
Judy Chu (CA-27)
Ted Deutch (FL-21)
Luis Gutierrez (IL-4)
Karen Bass (CA-37)
Cedric Richmond (LA-2)
Suzan DelBene (WA-1)
Joe Garcia (FL-26)
Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8)

House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform Members
Darrell Issa, Chairman (CA-49)
John L. Mica (FL-7)
Michael Turner (OH-3)
John J. Duncan (TN-2)
Patrick T. McHenry (NC-10)
Jim Jordan (OH-4)
Jason Chaffetz (UT-3)
Tim Walberg (MI-7)
James Lankford (OK-5)
Justin Amash (MI-3)
Paul Gosar (AZ-1)
Pat Meehan (PA-7)
Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
Trey Gowdy (SC-4)
Blake Farenthold (TX-27)
Doc Hastings (WA-4)
Cynthia Lummis (WY)
Rob Woodall (GA-7)
Thomas Massie (KY-4)
Doug Collins (GA-9)
Mark Meadows (NC-11)
Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11)
Ron DeSantis (FL-6)

Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member (MD-7)
Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
John Tierney (MA-6)
Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
Stephen Lynch (MA-9)
Jim Cooper (TN-5)
Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
Jackie Speier (CA-12)
Matt Cartwright (PA-17)
Mark Pocan (WI-2)
Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)
Danny K. Davis (IL-7)
Peter Welch (VT)
Tony Cardenas (CA-29)
Steve Horsford (NV-4)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)

About ACMA
ACMA is a Washington-based not-for-profit organization specifically created to advocate for the unique collective interests of catalog mailers in regulatory, public and administrative matters where the shared impact transcends individual company interests. The only catalog owned and controlled trade group focused solely on the business interests of catalogers and their supply chain, ACMA participates in rulemaking and other proceedings of significance where a single collective voice increases influence and effectiveness. Membership is open to any party with direct interests in the catalog industry. More information can be found at

Published: 04/29/13