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Legislative Updates
Thursday, July 30, 2015 
August Recess Action Alert
The August Congressional recess provides an ideal opportunity to meet with your Congressional delegation in your community. Please utilize this time to build and deepen relationships with your elected officials, and make sure they are aware of your legislative priorities. Meetings can take place at site visits to your agency, at your Senator or Representative's district office, or through participation in town halls and events.

AJFCA has compiled this August Recess Memo of timely and priority issues. Topics include the following:
  • Holocaust Survivor Assistance Fund (HSAF)
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)
  • Older Americans Act (OAA)
  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Please keep Shelley Rood informed of your meetings and visits, and please let us know if you need additional information in advance of your meetings. 
Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Proposal
The Department of Labor has proposed an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations that would increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. AJFCA has joined other nonprofits in calling for the DOL to extend the comment period beyond the September 4, 2015 deadline in order to review the impact on the nonprofit human service sector. The Department of Labor's webpage includes the full proposed rule as well as a fact sheet and other resources. In the near future, we will issue a survey to our members to determine the potential impacts on your agency. We appreciate your assistance and will keep you apprised of the developments of this proposed rule change.
Advocacy Day capital
The 2015 AJFCA Advocacy Day will take place on Tuesday, October 27th in Washington, DC. Learn about public policies affecting your work, and advocate for your priorities at meetings at the White House and on Capitol Hill (lunch included).

Reserve your room at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel (via the link) by calling 888-803-1298. Please identify yourself as part of the AJFCA group when making your reservation. The group rate is $219.00 per night, plus tax. Reservations must be made by October 3rd. Please contact Zahava at 410-843-7487 with questions.
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