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  • Find out more about the Government Relations tools and trainings that are available to ASCE members:

  • GR University training  

    "Is ASCE allowed to lobby legislators?" "How do I invite an elected official to my Section meeting?" Learn the answers to these and many more questions on how your Region, Section, or Branch can get involved in government relations activities to better influence policy debates. This day-long, in-depth program will help guide your Section or Branch to expand ASCE's government relations presence at the local and state levels.

    PR University training 

    Participate in this hands-on workshop in Washington D.C. and major cities around the country to gain an introduction to public relations, learn tools and tips for implementing public relations into local activities and professional work, and build a network of engineering advocates across the country.

    Legislative Fly-In  

    Become a part of the legislative process by participating in this annual two-day program in Washington, D.C. Attendees meet with elected officials to advocate for technical and professional issues.

    State Public Affairs Grant (SPAG) Program

    SPAG works in conjunction with ASCE's goal to enhance the image of civil engineers as leaders and experts on America’s vital infrastructure systems, and to encourage advocacy on ASCE priority issues that are important to civil engineers. Apply for a SPAG grant to leverage current Section funding for a new initiative, adding a new component to your existing work, or funding an innovative idea for outreach. 

    State Government Relations Manual

    Start or grow a government relations program in your Section or Branch with the tips and tools contained in this manual.

    State legislative tracking

    Visit www.cqrcengage.com/asce/states to find out more about the latest legislative or regulatory activity at your state capital. 

    Key Contact Program & Action Plan  

    Are you interested in influencing the policy process in Congress and your state legislature? Join ASCE's Key Contact Program and learn how to make your voice heard.

    Back Home Visits  

    Schedule a Back Home Visit or attend a local Town Hall Meeting or other event with an elected official to raise the issue of infrastructure. See House and Senate schedules for upcoming opportunities.

    Materials to share the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

    Want to talk about infrastructure issues with local community groups, professional organizations, and other non-engineers? Find Report Card PowerPoint presentations, state fact sheets, infographics, videos, and much more in our “outreach toolkit”, exclusively for ASCE members. To access the toolkit, please contact ASCE Infrastructure Initiatives.

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