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How can you plug into ASCE's grassroots infrastructure efforts?

  • 1.  How can you plug into ASCE's grassroots infrastructure efforts?

    Posted 06-15-2021 06:07 PM

    Hello ASCE Family:

    It is time for us to step up for American Infrastructure! We need your help.

    Many of you know federal infrastructure negotiations ended between President Biden and Senate Republicans on June 8, 2021. With the window of opportunity closing, we can't let Congress leave for August recess without passing a comprehensive infrastructure package; inaction is not an option.

    Now more than ever, I need you to join me in holding your Members of Congress accountable to invest in our nation's infrastructure system. We have been talking too long, it is time for action. I was heartened to see "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" show a long segment on the Report Card and the state of American Infrastructure on June 14. Everyone is talking. The report card has captured the interest of the American public. That interest must be converted to action by Congress.

    Here are ways in how you can plug into the grassroots efforts:

    • Schedule a meeting with your Member of Congress. Contact the ASCE Government Relations at [email protected] for materials and guidance in setting up your meetings.
    • Write your Member of Congress that the time to pass a comprehensive infrastructure package is now.
    • Sign on and amplify ASCE op‐eds placed in your local media outlets. To learn more, contact Cathy Gillen at [email protected].
    • Keep #leadwithinfrastructure trending on social media by posting and sharing to your networks.
    • Spread the word on these actions to your section, branch, and network.

    Every voice is important; we must be heard.

    If you are newer to speaking with your Members of Congress, the ASCE team is on hand to provide assistance. We have advocacy captains in every state that lead the charge when we have fly‐ins in Washington, DC. And as your President Elect elect, I'm here to be a resource for you.

    Thank you for your support of ASCE; now let's get this infrastructure package passed.



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    Maria Lehman P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
    Director, U.S. Infrastructure
    GHD, Inc
    Orchard Park NY
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