It’s Infrastructure Week! And also officially National Transportation Week, as designated by Presidential proclamation. So what are you doing to celebrate? Planning your next visit with your elected officials would be a good start.
ASCE has lots of resources for members and infrastructure advocates to use when planning a visit to discuss infrastructure issues with your elected officials. ASCE members should be sure to check out the recording of our Key Contact Briefing Call with Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), F.ASCE. On the call, Rep. McKinley shares what he values when speaking with constituents. (You will need your ASCE member login to access this page. Scroll down to “Previous Calls”.) Even if you’re not an ASCE member, check out ways you can get involved in advocating for infrastructure through our “Take Action” page.
Many members of Congress are active on social media, so get involved in discussions on Twitter, Facebook and other outlets to draw attention to infrastructure concerns in your local area. To find out which members of Congress are making the most of social media to connect with their constituents, check out the Congressional Management Foundation’s recent Gold Mouse Awards. Use the hashtag #RebuildRenew to join the discussion.