Auto Care Association

Online registration open for 2012 Aftermarket Legislative Summit

Online registration for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) 2011 Aftermarket Legislative Summit, March 14-15, is now available. For information on how to register, visit The registration deadline is Feb. 3, 2012. 

“The Legislative Summit provides an opportunity for aftermarket professionals to come to Capitol Hill to meet with key congressional leaders and discuss issues that affect and impact their businesses,” said Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, AAIA. “Further, with all representatives and a third of senators running for reelection, this is an excellent time for the aftermarket industry to be in the nation’s capital in order to make its collective voices heard.”

Participants will be thoroughly coached and prepared for their congressional visits during an issue briefing session that will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14. The briefing will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, near the U.S. Capitol.

A reception will be held on Capitol Hill the evening of March 14 to provide an informal setting for members to meet legislators and their staff. Attendees will spend Thursday, March 15 walking the halls of Congress meeting their elected officials and staffs. AAIA staff will set up appointments for participants with their district representative and two U.S. senators.

There is no cost to attend the summit, attendees only need to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses.
For more information on the summit, including how to register and make hotel reservations, visit or contact David Pinkham at 301-654-6664 or e-mail