Public Affairs & Government Relations
NAMM stands for its Members every day by providing ongoing representation in Washington, D.C. on issues that impact the music products industry, including:
- Music education and education reform legislation and funding
- Small business health insurance legislation
- Estate tax reform
- Import/export laws
- E-commerce tax reform
Advancing Music: Public Policy, Music Education and Music Making
A blog by Mary Luehrsen, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations
NAMM Members have the opportunity to participate in a free two-day, Intellectual Property (IP) Academy April 8 and 9, 2015, at the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. In its third year, the program is designed to help attendees understand strategies and to protect and manage IP, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights, domestically and abroad. Speakers will include intellectual property experts from the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as guest speakers from the private sector.
NAMM Advocacy Fly-In 2015
Join other NAMM Members for the 2015 Advocacy Fly-In, May 18 – 21, 2015. The 2015 NAMM Advocacy Fly-In advances NAMM's core advocacy theme: music education and legislation that advances access to music education for all children. All Fly-In delegates will be asked to contact Members of Congress in the weeks prior to May 18 to schedule meetings with Representatives or their staff.
Optional Day of Service, Monday, May 18: the 2015 Advocacy Fly-in will feature an opportunity for NAMM Members to join together for a day of service at a school in Washington DC. NAMM will celebrate and support the music education program in the local area. All NAMM Members participating in music learning activities are encouraged to consider an equipment or materials donation to the school; donations will be coordinated by NAMM Staff regarding shipment and delivery to the school.