Keep America Meeting Petition Gets Over 21,000 Signatures

Keep America Meeting Petition SignaturesWe first blogged about the Keep America Meeting campaign and its online petition back on February 18. Now, three months later, the campaign has announced that the petition, supported by over 21,000 signatures, was delivered to the Senate Commerce Committee Meeting last week.

"The Keep America Meeting campaign galvanized our industry by giving individuals a collective voice to speak out about the importance of meetings, events and incentive travel programs," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, in a statement. "The many petition signatures allow us to tangibly demonstrate the widespread support of this issue to Washington, DC."

The petition was signed by individuals in all 50 states and even in countries around the world. Signers included everyone from bellmen to event producers to hotel managers to family members who are concerned about the loss of meeting and event revenues.

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