Advocacy for issues like infrastructure renewal is a priority objective
for ASCE. Find out how you, your Section, Branch or your Region can get
involved in influencing policy decisions at the state and federal
the knowledge you need to develop relationships with your elected
officials and influence the policy process at the state and federal
Gain exclusive insights and updates on key public policy issues affecting the civil engineering profession. Register for an upcoming call or listen to past calls. (ASCE member login required.)
Get started on learning about policy issues that affect your profession and identifying your elected officials through ASCE's "Click & Connect with Congress" advocacy website.
In addition to contacting elected officials on specific issues, stay
informed by searching for pending legislation or regulatory proposals in
your state. Access ASCE’s state legislative tracking service for the latest details.
Request one of these meetings with your legislator face-to-face at a
local office, or attend a town hall meeting or other event close to
home. Tips for a successful meeting.
Learn about the legislative process, current issues, and how to lobby
your legislators directly for issues important to the profession of
civil engineering. Find out more about the Legislative Fly-in.
the effectiveness of advocacy in your own back yard, and distribute the
work among a number of volunteers! Start by naming a government affairs
contact, and then download a guide to the basics of creating and successfully running a state government relations program.
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 Aaron Castelo or Maria Matthews for more information.
"I always believed that moving ideas forward is all about relationship
building... that's how things work. It is really just about building
relationships so that ASCE becomes a trusted source for policy-making
decisions, and that we have a voice in how our industry is regulated and
funded." - ASCE Key Contact Robert Victor, Vienna, VA.