You can help the PIA in political causes critical to your agency and to the independent agency system.
Here’s an example. In Oregon the Oregon Legislature is looking at another bad faith bill. Trial lawyers and others want to pass legislation allowing private right of action. If passed it will hurt insurance agents and the industry, as well as increasing costs for Oregon consumers.
Your efforts can help stop this bill. You can call or email Oregon Sen. Lee Beyer who chairs the Senate Business and Transportation Committee who is hearing the bill.
His contact information is: sen.LeeBeyer@state.or.us or he can be reached at 503-986-1706.
Another — and maybe more important — way to help is to support the PIA Oregon Political Action Committee. PIA Oregon Lobbyist Lana Butterfield said, “It is very important that all members participate in making our voice stronger in the legislative process. Our contributions work in connection with our Insurance Education Program for New Candidates.”
Some of you can write a check to the PIAPAC for $1,000 or more. If a contribution of $500, $250, or $100 is more in line with your budget, please take the time to make the largest contribution that you can … but take action now.
Click here to be connected to the PIA Oregon PAC page on our website to learn more about the PAC. Once there, look for the online Donate Now link.
You can also contribute the old-fashioned way with a check. Send them to:
PIA Western Alliance
3205 NE 78th St. Suite 104
Vancouver, WA 98665
If you have questions about PIA’s legislative involvement and how you can help, you can always contact PIA Lobbyist Lana Butterfield in one of two ways:
By email — firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone — 503.682.3839 office
PIA Washington Members: Your help is also needed. Like Oregon, the Washington Legislature is in session and insurance issues will always arise. You also need to note that balancing the budget is a critical problem in Washington again this year and the temptation will be for the Legislature to once again approach raising your B&O taxes.
Each agent or company who participates though a donation is strengthening our cause, which is very much appreciated. The WA PIAPAC is also your best opportunity to support candidates who understand your issues. Dollars that you give now will help us to be ready to make a difference in key elections.
Click here to learn more about the WA PIAPAC. Once you are there you will find a link that says Donate Now. You can click it to make an online donation. Or you can donate by check at:
3205 NE 78th Street, Suite 104
Vancouver, WA 98665-0697
Take action now to protect your interests and the health of your business! Thank you for your donation! We will all be stronger for your contribution. Thank you for your consideration!