AIADA's Dealer Visit Program

Invite Your Legislators to Your Dealership 

The Dealer Visit Program allows dealers to jumpstart vital one-on-one relationships with their Members of Congress. Dealers can get to know their legislators in person by hosting them at their dealership for a one-hour visit that includes a tour of the store.


Why Host a Dealer Visit?

2023 AIADA Chairman Mike DeSilva explains that dealers who can't make the trip to Washington to meet with lawmakers can still make their voices heard through AIADA's Dealer Visit Program. 


How It Works

Dealers won't find a more effective grassroots initiative than AIADA's Dealer Visit Program. AIADA's grassroots team puts dealer advocates first and provides first-rate assistance by:

  • Customizing the format of each Dealer Visit to the dealer's needs

  • Inviting the Member of Congress on the dealer's behalf

  • Coordinating schedules with the dealer and legislator's office

  • Notifying media (if applicable) of the event and encouraging positive local coverage

  • Preparing and coaching each dealer with information necessary to discuss issues knowledgeably

  • Facilitating a successful meeting between dealer, dealership employees, and legislator


Previous Dealer Visits

Check out some photos from recent dealer visits


Dealer Visit Resources

Sign up to Host a Dealer Visit

Beltway Talk Podcast: AIADA's Senior Grassroots and Advocacy Manager, Ashley Burch, Talks About the Dealer Visit Program 

Dealer Visit Handbook

Best Practices for a Dealer Visit

View our Dealer Visit Brochure

Visit AIADA's Issues section to learn more about hot topics to discuss with your legislators.