The 2021 Legislative Rally was held virtually on March 1 and 2, 2021 due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next Legislative Rally is scheduled for February 28 - March 2, 2022. Please stay tuned for announcements and updates about the conference, including if it will occur in Washington, D.C.
Questions? Please email [email protected].
Who Should Attend?
- Public power staff and leaders
- Mayors, city council, and board members
- Others who want to get involved and advocate for public power
At the Legislative Rally, the American Public Power Association provides the resources, connections, and collective power to help public power communities make your voices heard in Washington, D.C.
Why Should I Attend?
As a public power advocate, you are in the best position to talk to Congress about the direct impact of federal action at the local level. Our coordinated outreach efforts are strengthened because you represent not only your public power community, but also the 49 million Americans served by public power.
This Legislative Rally is free and only open to APPA member utilities, Joint Action Agencies, and State Association members.
Legislative & Resolutions Committee
Members can help shape APPA’s policy priorities by voting on resolutions through the Legislative and Resolutions (L&R) Committee. Each APPA member organization is eligible to designate one employee or governing board member to serve as its voting delegate on the committee.
APPA’s policies on legislation, regulations, and other federal issues are determined through a democratic, grassroots process that occurs annually. The L&R Committee meets once a year at the Legislative Rally, which is typically held in late February or early March. This process begins by APPA members, individually or collectively, drafting proposed policy resolutions and submitting them to the L&R Committee in advance of the its meeting at the annual Legislative Rally.
When a resolution has been adopted by the L&R Committee at the February/March meeting, it becomes APPA policy, with full force and effect, until it is given final consideration at the annual APPA Business Meeting in June.
Members can designate a voting delegate from their organization to participate in the committee by filling out this form. Only one voting delegate per APPA member organization is allowed. If you have questions about designating a voter or cannot access the form, please email [email protected].
Members may wish to start by reviewing current policy resolutions. Key questions to ask as you review them are: Has the APPA adopted a policy position that needs to be altered? Have conditions changed so existing positions need to be revised and updated? Are there other issues not previously addressed for which the APPA needs to stake out public power's interests?
All proposed resolutions must be made available to L&R Committee members at least two weeks prior to the meeting so that committee members have adequate time to review them. Therefore, if you are a member and would like to submit any resolutions, please email them to Desmarie Waterhouse, Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel, at [email protected].