Welcome to the resource page for ACEC’s “Citizen Lobbyists” participating in visits to Capitol Hill as part of ACEC’s 2017 Annual Convention and Legislative Summit. This year ACEC members will advocate for major infrastructure legislation in 2017 that both incentivizes private investment and includes substantially increased direct investment in core federal programs that address critical transportation, water/wastewater, and other infrastructure needs. In addition, ACEC members will engage lawmakers on key industry priorities for reforming the nation’s tax code.
ACEC Fact Sheets:
We encourage you to schedule your visits to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 25th or Wednesday, April 26th.
As a first step, ACEC members are encouraged to contact the Executive Director of their respective state organization to alert them to your interest in participating with the lobbying program. Typically the meeting requests are coordinated through the state organizations, or through an ACEC member in the state who has been designated as the State Coordinator. ACEC works through our state organizations to facilitate meeting requests with House and Senate offices because such requests are typically better received when they come from constituents or home state entities.
The links below include a number of resources that have been sent to the state organizations for organizing congressional meetings, including a sample meeting request letter, contact information for House and Senate offices, and other informational resources. ACEC members should feel free to make use of these resources if they are making their own meeting requests. Members are encouraged to e-mail meeting request letters, and then follow-up soon afterwards with a phone call to the scheduler. Wherever possible, submit the meeting request through an ACEC member who has a close relationship with their House or Senate member. Also, be patient -- House and Senate schedulers are frequently unable to commit to specific meeting dates and times until a week or two prior to the event. When scheduling meetings, please note that construction in the Cannon and Rayburn House Office Buildings has blocked certain hallways and tunnels between the buildings, and lengthened security lines. We advise you to leave extra time to get to your meetings. As you begin to secure specific meetings, please forward that information to Michael Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fact Sheets will be provided to members in packets to leave with congressional offices on site.
We will hold a special webinar for Convention participants on Tuesday, April 4th to preview the issues we will focus on – click here to register. A more detailed briefing on the Council’s key lobbying issues will be provided at the Annual Convention on the morning of April 25th.
Please use our new ACEC Online Congressional Directory - where you can find office locations and key staff information for all Members of Congress.
Please thank your Member and their staff for the meetings via Twitter, tweet your pictures to @ACEC_National and use the hashtag #ACECAnnual2017!