Schedule a back home visit or attend a local town hall meeting or other event with a federal elected official to raise the issue of infrastructure.
Use these materials in requesting and conducting interactions with elected officials:
- How to request a back home visit or attend a town hall meeting with your members of Congress
- Use our sample meeting request letter
- Tips on making the most of attending a town hall meeting
Issues to discuss:
When should I schedule a back home visit?
The best time to schedule a back home visit or look for a town hall meeting to attend is during one of the many district work periods (or recesses) that Congress schedules throughout the year. See House and Senate schedules for upcoming opportunities.
State drive-ins and legislative days
Whether it’s a member of the licensing board, a state legislator, or a key government official, advancing your position is always easier when you have established and cultivate a robust network you can call upon when legislation crops up. Your section or branch can organize a "drive-in" to the state capital as a way to establish a strong network of elected officials and fellow ASCE members who can act as advocates.
Contact Lizzie Dorman for more information.