Membership Benefits

AFM Legislative Department

Are you concerned about Performance Rights, Carry-On Instruments, Visas/Immigration, Arts in Education/NEA Funding, Net Neutrality, White Spaces, or African Ivory? If so, the AFM Legislative Department, headed by AFM Legislative-Political Director Alfonso Pollard, has your back.

The AFM's Office of Government Relations in Washington DC is the nerve-center of the union's grassroots and congressional outreach efforts. The Office advocates for policies and legislation that will improve the lives of professional musicians. Paramount to these efforts are keeping the AFM membership informed on key developments and asking them to take action from time to time. Parallel to our grassroots outreach, the Office of Government Relations also develops and maintains strong working relationships with key members of Congress and their staffs in both the House and the Senate as well as building coalitions of like-minded organizations. Some key areas of focus for this office are: