MACPA Legislative Grassroots Activities
MACPA organizes and sponsors grassroots events to provide an environment for members to develop and enhance relationships with Michigan legislators and regulators. The quality of a profession’s “grassroots” programs determines the effectiveness of any advocacy initiative.
What do Grassroots activities accomplish?
- Maintain current top-level relationships
- Open doors to new relationships
- Facilitate the exchange of information on behalf of MACPA
- Help promote a unified message
An effective, two-tiered system of participants allows MACPA to address issues and communicate information to office-holders when timing and consistency are major priorities.
- The MACPA Legislative Advisory Group is composed of regional representatives, who are responsible for management of all legislative initiatives.
- These individuals have a high-level of knowledge regarding the CPA profession and are well-versed in the MACPA’s specific activities.
- The Legislative Advisory Group understands greatly the steps necessary to advance and maintain legislative relationships.
- View the members of the MACPA Legislative Advisory Group
Tier Two: MACPA State Legislative Keyperson Program
Keyperson Program participants are:
- MACPA members that have both a high-level relationship with an office-holder – simply put, able to pick up the phone and call at anytime – as well as proper and updated knowledge of the CPA profession’s message and the manner in which it should be delivered
- MACPA members who have a desire to be involved in advocacy; however, have either lower-level relationships with legislators, or are in need of updating on the MACPA’s current issues and the best vehicle for communication
- Former Legislative Action Task Force members
The MACPA State Legislative Keyperson Program is designed for individuals who have an interest in Michigan politics, advocacy for the CPA profession, and developing a relationship with Michigan legislators. Anyone can volunteer to become a participant.
The imperative responsibility of a participant is to act as a resource for office-holders. It is very important to establish a two-way relationship where the public official looks to you as their contact on tax, accounting and business related issues. Learn More!