We noted this week a story on the dramatic increase – to record breaking numbers – of lawsuits filed alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III. Over 11,000 lawsuits were filed in 2019 – up from just 2700 in 2013 – alleging some violation of the landmark 1990 law. That fact alone underscores the importance of communicating regularly with your elected representatives, both at the state in addition federal level. A few years ago, at the CFA Lobby Day Forum, franchisees from across the nation were pushing for adoption of legislation addressing this “drive-by lawsuit” problem by incorporating a right to cure period into the law and requiring specific notice before any litigation could be initiated. The 2020 CFA Day Forum will be held on May 20 in Washington DC and registration is now open. This event is an exceptional opportunity for franchisees to speak with you members in Congress and discuss those issues (just like drive-by lawsuits) that are most impacting your business. This year, the event will be headquartered at the Liaison Washington Capitol Hill Hotel located at 415 New Jersey Ave., NW – right on the Senate side of Capitol Hill. Why not plan now to join the CFA in Washington on May 20 and help us help you?