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Interacting with Elected Officials

Are you interested in influencing the policy process? Helping ASCE to make its mark on legislation considered and passed in Congress and state legislatures?

ASCE Key Contacts do just that by developing relationships with elected officials. By meeting and making contacts with their elected officials in several ways, they achieve true conversations about issues important to the profession with their elected officials and/or staff. This eventually leads to becoming a trusted advisor to your elected leader when bills are drafted or considered.

Ways to effectively influence your elected officials

Meet with them face-to-face:

  • In Washington, DC through ASCE’s Legislative Fly-In
  • In state capitals – check with your Section leadership to see if your state sponsors a “Drive-In” or Legislative Day at the state Capitol
  • In district office on a Back Home Visit
  • Town Hall Meetings – ask a question and discuss with staff at conclusion of meeting

 

 Other Resources:

Get Involved in Elections  
Contacting Your Elected Officials 
Roles of Congressional Staff