Legislative Day 2021


All sessions are in Eastern Time (ET)



3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Legislative Issues Review

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4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

First Timers' Orientation



11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Association Leadership Forum: How to Lobby in a Virtual Setting

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1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

General Session & Keynote Address Featuring Nathan Gonzales

Nathan Gonzales is the editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, which provides non-partisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. In addition to publishing Inside Elections, Gonzales is also an elections analyst for CQ Roll Call. He offers audiences some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business.

On Election Night 2016, Nathan was an on-air analyst for Newshour on PBS after working as an off-air consultant for ABC News on their Election Night Decision Desk for 14 years. Previously, he was an editor, analyst, and writer for The Rothenberg Political Report for more than 13 years before taking over the company in 2015. Additionally, he worked for CNN as a political analyst and as an associate producer for Capital Gang.

Gonzales has appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. His work has also appeared on FiveThirtyEight, NBCLatino.com, and in Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

General Session: Welcome & Legislative Briefing Update


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3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Introduction to the Virtual Platform & What to Expect From Virtual Hill Visits

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3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

State Caucus Networking Event

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

PAC Fundraiser

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

General Session & Keynote Address Featuring Julián Castro and Jeff Flake 

Julián Castro has distinguished himself as a strong leader and successful public servant for nearly two decades. A former Democratic candidate for President, Castro served as the 16th Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017, and as mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014. At HUD, Castro managed 8,000 employees and a budget of more than $46 billion, and he led progress at the Department that earned it recognition as one of the most improved federal agencies. Castro also co-chaired the United States delegation to the United Nations Habitat III conference, spearheaded efforts to reduce homelessness, and created Connect Home, a public-private partnership to deliver broadband to public housing residents.


“We are no longer used to great Senate speeches,” wrote Lawfare Editor in Chief, Benjamin Wittes, in October of 2017. “And then rises one Jeff Flake and delivers not merely a great speech but also a genuinely important one, perhaps the single most important address given on the Senate floor in my memory.”

Author of the New York Times best seller Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle, Senator Flake has taken a lonely stand for principle and civility in an era of hyper-partisanship. 

After serving six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Flake was elected to the United States Senate, where he served for six years. While in the Senate, Senator Flake chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law, which sits at the intersection of innovation and regulation. He also chaired the Africa Subcommittee of the Foreign Relations Committee, where he passed landmark legislation on wildlife trafficking and democratic governance. 

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11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

PCT Technician of the Year Presentation & PCT/NPMA Industry Survey Overview

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12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Capitol Hill Virtual Appointments Kick Off

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1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Virtual Hill Appointments

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPAR) Briefing and Reception

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2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hill Visit Debrief and Path Forward Webinar

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