The Political Action Committee voted on and approved to release PAC funds for ANFP’s Washington Representative Craig Brightup to attend a luncheon for the re-election of Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) that took place on February 1. This meeting laid the groundwork for the upcoming visit to Cassidy’s office during Dr. Joyce Gilbert, PhD, RDN and Barbara Thomsen’s February 26-28 “fly-in” on Capitol Hill and discussion about the Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) in New Orleans.
ANFP Plans Meetings in Washington, DC
ANFP President and CEO Dr. Joyce Gilbert, PhD, RDN, and Government Affairs Committee Chair Barbara Thomsen, CDM, CFPP, will be in Washington, DC, February 26-28 for meetings on Capitol Hill. The “fly-in” is to raise awareness of the ANFP Apprenticeship Program which is based on the CDM, CFPP credential and, after a two-year process, was approved by and registered with the U.S. Department of Labor in November 2022.
ANFP Washington Representative Craig Brightup is planning meetings with House and Senate members and/or staff including newly-elected Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-VA), who wants to take a lead role on LTC issues; Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) about the University of North Dakota’s CDM, CFPP program; Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) about ACE in New Orleans, particularly with Cassidy being named Ranking Member on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee; and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who is Chairman of the HELP Committee.
The Call for Volunteers Campaign is Now Closed!
Thank you to each one who applied for an ANFP board or committee position through the Call for Volunteers Campaign. The Leadership Development Committee will review board nominees, and Committee Chairs will review committee nominees between February 9-14, and candidates will be contacted with next steps between February 20-24. The committee will conduct phone interviews with Board candidates March 13-14, slate recommendations will be announced to membership on March 16, and the Board will approve the slate in April.
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If you are interested to learn more about the GrassROOTS initiatives or to become a member of the network please sign up here. Please also consider giving to ANFP’s Political Action Committee. ANFP-PAC is integral to our visibility and success on Capitol Hill. If you are planning to attend your local spring meeting, this is a great opportunity to make a donation!