Who Can Attend?
The NPA Legislative Conference is open to all current NPA pawnbroker members.
Why Should I Attend?
Make your voices heard! Your participation in the NPA Legislative Conference is more important than ever and crucial in the effort to protect our industry. Tell your story to members of Congress and their staff.
The conference is designed to build and reinforce relationships between you, the constituents, and your members of Congress and their staff. Your participation helps create a greater understanding by Congress of the important role the pawn industry plays in serving the financial needs of Americans.
What Should I Expect?
Attendees arrive in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 23.
NPA members are welcome to join the NPA board of Directors meeting and Government Relations Committee meeting during the afternoon on Monday.
On Tuesday, April 24, the day will begin with a breakfast and a guest speaker who will give an overview of ‘what’s happening’ in Congress. Cliff Andrews, CapCity Advocates, our NPA lobbyist, will give a presentation on ”Grass Tops” followed by a full briefing by the NPA Government Relations Committee to prepare attendees for Hill visits on Tuesday afternoon.
All attendees will then attend a de-briefing reception in the evening. The evening reception provides an opportunity for all attendees to get to know their fellow pawnbrokers and board of directors as well as to provide valuable feedback and updates on their afternoon visits with congressional members. This is one of the most significant aspects of our Legislative Conference. Your attendance and assessment of your Hill visits are of utmost importance in providing direction for our advocacy efforts.
If you are pursuing your Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) designation, or would like to begin, a course will be available on Wednesday, April 25 following the Legislative Conference.
All attendees who will not be participating in the CPP course, will be free to depart DC and return home or enjoy day in our nation’s capital!
Monday, April 23 – Arrival in Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 24
- Morning – Breakfast, Legislative Briefing
- Afternoon – Appointments on Capitol Hill
- Evening – De-Briefing Reception
Wednesday, April 25 – Legislative attendees may depart
What is the Cost?
There is no registration fee for the Legislative Conference, but you are responsible for your own travel expenses. Special hotel rates are available to attendees.
Hamilton Crowne Plaza
1001 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
The NPA member rate is $284 per night. You may book online at NPA 2018, or you may call (1-866-407-1764), and use the group code “NPA.” The group rate is available through March 26, 2018, based on availability. We encourage you to make your reservations early.