Something about the title “representative” or “senator” seems to put the person holding it behind an imaginary wall, whether at the state or federal level. Even though we know our elected officials work for us, many of us assume that lawmakers are too busy meeting with heads of state and captains of industry to sit down for a quick discussion on what’s happening in our lives and businesses.
The fact is that elected officials are much more approachable — and more open to hearing the everyday concerns of their constituents — than many people realize.
That simple message has been at the core of the Financial Services Institute’s State Capitol Day events, launched this year in an effort to form connections between our members across the country and the state legislators and regulators whose decisions are so crucial to ensuring that Main Street American investors continue to have access to objective, professional financial advice.
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