As an HR professional, your voice provides a unique perspective that your member of Congress or state legislator may not have considered. By joining forces with other HR professionals, you directly affect the outcome of pending legislation and regulations. Your actions will ultimately benefit employers and employees all across the nation. RI SHRM strongly recommends that Human Resource professionals participate on the ground floor and take an opportunity to help shape public policy that impacts employers and employees and affects the HR profession. We encourage you to contact your state and federal representatives using the SHRM HR Public Policy Center or calling, emailing, testifying, meeting with or writing your member of Congress or state legislator directly.
SHRM’s Government Affairs Office and RI SHRM periodically send legislative alerts to its members on bills introduced in Congress and the RI General Assembly. Talking points and/or sample letters are available on SHRM’s website on the Advocacy Page, to serve as a guide for communicating with members of Congress. You can also find out more about SHRM’s Advocacy efforts and the “A-Team”. For more information on HR public policy issues visit the SHRM website.
To encourage you to participate in these advocacy efforts we are offering a little incentive---If you send a letter, email, make a phone call or visit your legislator (or participate in an advocacy effort) with your legislator in the RI General Assembly or to your Federal senator or representative from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 your name will be entered into a raffle drawing for several prizes that will be awarded by RI SHRM throughout the year. SHRM sends out advocacy alerts on a regular basis, so just watch for them.
If you utilize SHRM’s Policy Action Center your name will automatically be enrolled in the drawing. If you contact your legislator directly or if you are a chapter member without access to SHRM’s Advocacy page, please send a copy of your communication to firstname.lastname@example.org and your name will be entered into the drawing. Thank you for being and HR Advocate!