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Advocacy in a Time of Social Distancing
Conference calls, Zoom meetings and emails: ACA and its members are still advocating on behalf of the ARM industry.
These are some of our top priorities right now.
By Leah Dempsey

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ver the past several months,
we have seen a shift in the way
we advocate as a result of the
COVID-19 crisis, which could lead to some
permanent changes to how the accounts
receivable management (ARM) industry
engages with lawmakers and regulators.
However, one thing remains intact: After
months of threats to business operations
looming over the ARM industry, it's
critical to continue telling our story in
Washington, D.C.

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Throughout the COVID-19 crisis,
members of Congress, their staff and
regulators worked from their homes, just
like many of us throughout the country. As
a result, ACA International was forced to
shift our engagement with policymakers
to conference calls, Zoom meetings and
emails. As the country continues to recover
from the crisis, opportunities for face-toface interaction remain limited. That's why
ACA is connecting with decisionmakers in
all forms to continue conversations about

the important work of the ARM industry,
including the need to educate consumers
about their payment options and the work
of helping businesses stay afloat.
In June, ACA hosted its first-ever
livestream event, replacing its annual fly-in
in Washington, D.C. We were joined by
members of Congress, congressional staff
members and federal agency staff. The packed
agenda demonstrated that while aspects
of our lives have slowed down as a result
of COVID-19, issues in Washington, D.C.,

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