Aviation Community Rallies to Demand an End to Government Shutdown

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and leaders from a large cross section of the aviation community will gather for a rally today on Capitol Hill to demand an end to the government shutdown.

Now in its 19th day, every day the shutdown continues it further disrupts the aviation system. Speakers will detail how the shutdown is negatively affecting their important segments of the system.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 1 p.m. EST.
WHERE: First St. NE & Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.; Senate East Front Plaza, Grassy Area #9.


  • (Emcee – NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert)
  • Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)
  • Pete Bunce, President, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
  • Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Chairman, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
  • Capt. Joe DePete, President, Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)
  • Spencer Dickerson Senior Executive Vice President for Global Operations, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
  • Sean Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Airlines for America (A4A)
  • Congressman Peter King, R-N.Y.
  • Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants, CWA (AFA)
  • Mike Perrone, President, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)
  • Senator Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Larry Willis, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD)
  • Brian Wynne, CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
  • (Additional members of Congress may attend and speak.)

MORE INFORMATION: Doug Church, Deputy Director of Public Affairs; 301-346-8245, dchurch@natcadc.org.

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