The American Coalition for Ethanol announced today the dates for its upcoming Washington DC fly-in. In its third year, the 2011 “Biofuels Beltway March” will be held Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. The timing is such to correspond with the 112th Congress that will be in full swing by that time. In fact, the new Congress is being sworn in today and so ACE is calling on its grassroots members throughout the country as well as ethanol supporters to join them for their event.
One ethanol supporters have committed to participating in the event, they will break into teams for visits to Capitol Hill offices, meeting with Members of Congress or their staff about ethanol tax incentives and market access. Other topics will include the E15 waiver, flex-fuel vehicles and blender pumps. Last year, 30 people participated and Jennings hopes to more than double that number for this year.
“Face-to-face meetings between constituents and lawmakers are the single best way to make sure our message is heard, and with the record number of freshman Members of Congress, it is critical that we get their attention early and present them with the facts about ethanol and its proven benefits. I am looking forward to a very successful event,” Jennings added.
To learn more about the event or to register, visit the “Get Involved” tab at Ethanol.org. Questions may be directed to Shannon Gustafson at 605-334-3381 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view photos from their fly-ins last year here.