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  • 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 levels.

  • ASCE Key Contact Program

    Gain the knowledge you need to develop relationships with your elected officials and influence the policy process at the state and federal levels. 

    "Click & Connect with Congress"

    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

    Monitor Legislation in your Home State

    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.

    Back Home Visits

    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

    Legislative Fly-In

    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

    Organize a Section or Branch Government Relations Committee

    Increase 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. 

    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  Caroline Sevier or  Maria Matthews for more information.

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