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Virtual Washington D.C. Advocacy Day

Virtual Washington D.C. Advocacy Day

When:
September 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am – September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
2020-09-22T08:00:00-07:00
2020-09-23T13:00:00-07:00
Contact:
Aakash Vashee
(408) 501-7880
Virtual Washington D.C. Advocacy Day

September 22-23, 2020

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Virtual Event 

ABOUT

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group travels to Washington, D.C. annually with a delegation of member executives and public officials to advocate for our federal policy priorities, focusing on U.S. jobs and competitiveness. Due to the current pandemic, this year’s advocacy day will take place virtually via Zoom. Strategic visits are scheduled with U.S. Senate and House leadership to discuss our federal agenda.

 

DELEGATION CO-LEADERS

Ahmad Thomas
CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Joe Simitian 
Supervisor, Santa Clara County Board

Steve Milligan 
Former Western Digital CEO / Leadership Group Board Chair

Sam Liccardo
Mayor, San Jose

ABOUT THE EVENT

This year’s agenda will focus on specific solutions to encourage U.S. economic growth. In the midst of an historic election year, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is prepared to advance the understanding between Silicon Valley innovators and Washington D.C. leaders.

Federal Policy Agenda:

  • Transit Investment and BART Phase 2
  • Restore R&D Expensing
  • Police Accountability and Transparency
  • Expand Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program to include heavy-duty vehicles
  • Increase Funding for Workforce Training
  • Accessible & Affordable Health Care
  • Address Climate Pollution
  • Support SF Bay Funding
  • Autonomous Vehicle Technology
  • Scientific Research Funding
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Immigration Reform – DACA, H-1B Visas, H-4 Work Permit

This advocacy day presents an opportunity for the delegation to meet with Senate and Congressional leaders.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

Tuesday, September 22 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Roundtable Meetings with Guest Speakers and Congressional Legislators including (anticipated):

  • Bruce Mehlman
  • New Democrat Coalition

Wednesday, September 23 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Small Group Meetings with individual Congressional Legislators

AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

For inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities, please email Kristen Petersen at [email protected].

LOGISTICS

All roundtables and small group meetings will take place virtually via Zoom.

TICKETS

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group does not issue refunds.

SPONSORS

More information coming soon!

For sponsorship questions, please contact Kristen Petersen at [email protected]

NOTICE

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, IN PERPETUITY. YOU RELEASE THE SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP GROUP AND SILICON VALLEY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION, ITS SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LICENSEES FROM ANY POTENTIAL LIABILITY.

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