The COVID-19 pandemic will not stop roofing contractors and industry stakeholders around the country from participating in the legislative process on Capitol Hill.
Roofing Day 2021 is scheduled for March 23-24, and while the pandemic pushed the event into a virtual experience, the mission and importance remain as clear as when the annual ‘fly-in’ to Washington, D.C. started in 2018, according to Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
“I remember walking into that room and seeing 400 people … and began to think about what we could accomplish if we were rowing in the same direction,” Ribble recalled during a recent visit to the Roofing Contractor Podcast Show.
This year, Ribble said he hopes to have as many as 1,000 participants, including many roofing crewmembers that otherwise would not be able to travel to the nation’s capital.
Participation not only elevates the perception of the roofing industry in one of the most important and influential places, but it inspires a lot of pride in the profession, said NRCA COO McKay Daniels.
“Being able to sit there and talk to your representative about the issues that are important to your livelihood, it really means a lot,” Daniels said. “They come back with a distinct sense of pride, we’ve heard it time and time again.”
Hear the entire discussion on RC’s Podcast page, and follow RC for full Roofing Day coverage.
For more information about Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 and registration instructions, visit nrca.net/advocacy/roofingday or contact NRCA’s Washington, D.C., office at 800-338-5765.