In 2012 the ASAE Public Policy Committee and Government Relations Section Council formed a working group that was tasked with examining current ASAE policy regarding lobbying and creating a statement on the value of association lobbying to society. The group updated the Association Lobbyist Professional Guidelines that were approved by the Board of Directors this past… Read more »

Yesterday, ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE submitted the following testimony to the House Ways & Means Committee for their May 16 hearing on the nonprofit sector: Chairman Boustany, Ranking Member Lewis and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to submit a written statement for the May 16, 2012… Read more »

ASAE today sent a letter to the White House from President & CEO John Graham CAE in response to a story in last weekend’s New York Times on the ongoing consideration of the Office of Government Ethics’ (OGE) proposed ethics rule.  The story said the Office of Government Ethics “is now weighing the response to… Read more »

ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE submitted a “letter to the editor” to The Washington Post on Tuesday in response to a legally incorrect and misleading editorial published by the paper in the Sunday Business section on December 18. The editorial, entitled “Starve the Beast. End the Stalemate,” was written by columnist… Read more »

After gathering comments and support from the association community for the past few weeks, ASAE has crafted its comments to the Office of Government Ethics expressing our concern over their language mis-identifying the role of trade associations in public life.  You can find the ASAE comments here, as well as our accompanying fact sheet on… Read more »