It is critical that women in the roofing industry make sure that their voices are heard on the issues that matter most to them. Whether it’s a regulation in your local area, a new amendment to the building codes, a bond issue in your school district or a piece of legislation in the U.S. Congress, we owe it to ourselves to make our opinion known. Back in the Spring of 2021, we did a video series on Roofing Day in D.C. with Teri Dorn and Deb Mazol (of the NRCA Government Relations office) and used that as an example of one way to share your opinion with your Senators and Representatives in the U.S. Congress.

In future months I’ll write more about how to get involved at other levels of government, but for action with the federal government and the U.S. Congress using the NRCA as a conduit for your voice is a great place to start. The NRCA has a fantastic grassroots advocacy page that goes into detail about the priority issues on which the NRCA Government Relations department is active. You can access the NRCA Action Alert widget here to quickly and easily send a letter to your elected officials.

It’s never too early to register for Roofing Day either, which is scheduled for April 18-19 in Washington, D.C. I am terrible about waiting to register for something until just a month or so before. But in this case, I’ve already registered for Roofing Day. Getting some strong registration numbers early in the process helps the NRCA as they are issuing invitations to Members of Congress to meet with us. We are planning a strong NWiR presence at Roofing Day with a special event for NWiR members in the morning on the 18th and we can’t wait to see you there!