Advocacy

STLBTA is a member of EPCAT USA and supports efforts to end human trafficking

Be in it to END IT with ECPAT-USA on 2.25.2016
ECPAT-USA is excited to announce that we will partnering with the END IT Movement for the third year in a row to shine a light on modern day slavery. On February 25, organizations, individuals and companies around the world will join in an awareness campaign on Twitter and Facebook to let people know that slavery is real, but together, we can end it.
Join with us!

On February 25th, draw red ❌’s on your hands and share the photo on Facebook or Twitter to raise awareness about human trafficking. Don’t forget to tag @ECPATUSA and use the hashtag #enditmovement.
Be creative!

Everyone who posts a photo and tags @ECPATUSA will be automatically entered into our END IT photo contest. We’ll be featuring our favorites on our Facebook and giving away ECPAT-USA prizes to the best photos.
Spread the word!

Tell your friends, family and coworkers about END IT, and let others know how they can shine a light on slavery.
 

Annual Chapter Challenge

This year's Chapter Challenge is in full swing.  We need everyone's help and participation to achieve the Partner Status for this year's Chapter Challenge.  This year's Challenge requirements are:

• 30% of membership sends a communication to one of their elected officials through the Legislative Action Center.

• Invite an elected official to speak at a chapter meeting or host a GBTA government relations focused meeting.

• Chapter sends a letter to its representative or senator endorsing a GBTA endorsed bill or vote.

• Chapter appoints a liaison to the GBTA Government Relations Department.

• Raise $1,000 in PAC contributions regardless of the chapter size, must have 30% of members contribute.

Donations can be for any value starting at just a dollar.  Funds raised will help with the GBTA's initiatives on such items as NextGen, Discriminatory Taxes on hotel, airline, and rental cars as well as pushing for government managed travel policies.

For more information, please reach out to Ryan Benhoff, STLBTA Government Liaison at Ryan.J.Benhoff@ehi.com.

Global Business Travel Association is about safe and secure business travel because safe travel drives economic growth.” GBTA’s government relations agenda and positions we take help to further this message. GBTA AGENDA

How you can help: Participation in the CHAPTER CHALLENGE

What It's About

Each of the Challenge tasks are designed to show the business travel industry cares about issues that impact them. As a constituent and a local voter, taking action through an email or making a contribution to the Business Travel PAC tells your Representative and Senator, that these issues are important and should be paid attention to.

About the BUSINESS TRAVEL PAC: VOICE OF THE BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY:

The Business Travel PAC allows you and GBTA members across the country to make financial contributions to support pro-business travel candidates who understand the value of business travel to individual companies and the U.S. economy, and the need for supportive legislative and regulatory policies.

Through Your Collective Efforts, We Can Make a Difference: In addition to your individual advocacy efforts, a strong Business Travel PAC is another way GBTA can effectively advocate critical public policies. The Business Travel PAC is bipartisan.  All Business Travel PAC financial contributions are voluntary and personal.

Please help today by sending an email to your member of Congress about the importance of business travel to the economy: MESSAGE TO CONGRESS and by making a donation to the Business Travel PAC: DONATE

Business Travel PAC is a federal political committee that makes contributions to federal candidates and committees. Contributions to Business Travel PAC are voluntary and any member has a right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines are merely suggestions and a member may contribute more or less or not at all without concern of favor or disadvantage by the association. Corporate donations will be used to pay for other grassroots political activities. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires Business Travel PAC to request the name, address, occupation and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) or more in a calendar year.