With the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone the 2021 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference and 2021 Michael A. Mullane Political Training Academy.
The primary value of the Legislative Conference is the in-person meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. This will likely be impossible with the ongoing public health crisis. Continued restrictions on travel and large gatherings were also deciding factors in postponing these 2021 events.
Once pandemic conditions improve and the new Biden administration and 117th Congress take office, we will re-evaluate rescheduling the Legislative Conference and national Political Training Academy, as well as our state Political Training Academies.
In the interim, locals and state affiliates that are lobbying lawmakers and running campaigns – as well as individual members seeking office – can contact their District Vice President, who will connect you with the appropriate IAFF resources.