Want to Be a Pilot-Partisan District Advocate? Here’s How.

By ALPA Staff

District advocates work to advance ALPA’s pro-pilot agenda and are an essential part of ALPA’s legislative strategy. They’re leaders in their local communities and speak with authority on pilot-partisan issues—both to their elected officials and to fellow ALPA members. Be a district advocate by... 

Building Relationships with Government Leaders

Work to develop strong relationships with Members of Congress and Parliament.

Capt. Phil Prada (Spirit), left, and F/O Andrew Van Sickle (Spirit), right, meet with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaker of the House of Representatives.

Meeting with Your Elected Officials

Deliver the pilot-partisan message to your senators and representatives.

F/O Lauren Metz (Delta) and F/O Robert Kovner (Delta) engage with Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), left.

Supporting ALPA’s Legislative Issues

Show your activism!

F/O Costas Sivyllis (United) shows his support for H.R. 2150, the Flags of Convenience Don’t Fly Here Act.

Engaging through Social Media

Connect with your elected leaders on social media.

TOP: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) visits the cockpit to talk with F/O Joseph Leman (Alaska), left, and Capt. Skip Haase (Alaska).
ABOVE: From left, F/O Phil Anderson (United), Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), and Capt. Scott Batzel (United) pose for a photo.

Participating in Calls to Action

Let your voice be heard! Complete Calls to Action directed at your Members of Congress and Parliament to highlight critical legislative issues affecting your profession and industry.

Joining ALPA-PAC to Support Pilot-Partisan Candidates

Strengthen the pilot-partisan majority in Congress by backing Members of Congress who get behind ALPA.

From left, Capt. Doug Mattson (United), F/O Joe Morowitz (United), and F/O Alex Cole (United) meet with Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

Getting to Know Your Member of Parliament and Staff

Developing and cultivating strong relationships with Members of Parliament is necessary to spread the pilot-partisan message.

Capt. Brian Shury (Jazz Aviation), ALPA Canada vice president, speaks to Canadian Members of Parliament Dianne Watts, South Surrey-White Rock (far left), and Alice Wong, Richmond Centre (far right), about the need to update Canada’s flight-time/duty-time regulations.

Get Involved!

You can positively affect the airline industry and your career by getting involved with ALPA’s pilot-partisan agenda. Contact ALPA’s grassroots coordinator at Vanessa.Kermick@alpa.org or visit www.alpa.org/ateam for more information about ALPA’s advocacy programs.


This article was originally published in the May 2018 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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