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Power of A Research

ASAE research provides an overview of the size and scope of all association activity in the United States and illustrates the collective industry's importance to society.

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Top Issues

Find information that matters to associations about the Affordable Care Act, Tax Reform and government employees' attendance at meetings.

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ASAE's Inroads

Learn about what's happening on Capitol Hill now and how asae's public policy team is working to educate policymakers about the power of associations.

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American Associations Day

Join us in Washington, DC for American Associations Day, recognize Power of A Week, and connect with Congress to share your story on important association issues.

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Power of A Toolkit

Download logos, advertisements and presentations to help spread the power of associations and how we make a stronger America and world.

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Events Calendar

Please join us at Power of A events and activities throughout the year.

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America Works Best When We Work Together

Recently, there have been important discussions about the value of permitting government employees to freely attend educational and professional meetings and events hosted by trade associations.

The knowledge sharing opportunities that take place among associations’ subject matter experts and America’s civil servants at these events should not be underestimated. The open dialog and free exchange of industry information between association’s researchers, scientists and other executives and those who use that information to serve the public makes our country stronger.

With free and open attendance at trade show meetings and events, government-association collaboration helps puts people to work, keeps Americans safe and secure, supports innovative technologies and much, much more. Here are some examples of the power of trade association meetings and events:

  • Government officials meet with transportation associations to ensure traffic safety devices and protocols are accessible for people with disabilities.
  • Associations bring military and homeland security officials to conferences to discuss the newest standards for secure military and counterterrorism practices.
  • Associations work in partnership with agriculture and education officials to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Low-income housing associations strategize with IRS and HUD officials to create tax incentives that promote home ownership for disadvantaged families.
  • Commerce and Homeland Security personnel work with the private sector and associations to improve airline safety while making business and personal travel easier and more convenient.