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SPIRIT



Supporting Policy Initiatives for Rural Independent Telecommunications

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An NTCA Grassroots Campaign for the Heart and Soul of America

 

 


Fly-In Dates

Wednesday, July 30 Rate Floor Fly-in

August Recess–
Contact MOC to schedule appointment at home office or site visit

Wednesday, September 17

Tuesday, October 28


Download the participation form 

SPIRIT... Did You Know?

Did you know . . .?

* Every day political decisions are made that directly determine your ability to run your business effectively?
* It takes 60 votes in the Senate and 218 in the House to ensure a bill is advanced to the president for enactment (and if it is vetoed, it takes 67 and 290 votes respectively to override it).
* Each month tens of millions of communications are received by our 535 Members of Congress?
* The only realistic way for your communication to stand out is if you can count yourself among those that have previously helped policymakers?
* Only about 13 percent of Americans have ever made a contribution of time or money to a policymaker?
* All things being equal, politicians will go with the flow, and that it is your job to create that flow?

*Joel Blackwell - The Grassroots Guy

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SPIRIT History

The NTCA SPIRIT campaign is a grassroots initiative designed to maximize the association's advocacy success.  This highly successful campaign focuses on developing a team relationship between NTCA members, NTCA advocacy staff, and federal policymakers who share the joint mission of deploying and maintaining advanced communications infrastructure throughout our country.

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SPIRIT Key Contact Job Description

Designed to ensure that NTCA retains its historic grassroots strength in today’s increasingly competitive policy-making arena, the ultimate success of this campaign lies with the effective use of four fundamental tools: public relations, financial support, NTCA professional staff, and most importantly you – the association’s Key Contact members.

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