The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's "Aggregates in Action" (A2) takes NSSGA's grassroots network to the next level. The aggregates industry continually faces legislation in Congress that directly impacts the bottom line and the operations of its companies. According to lawmakers, constituent or grassroots mobilization may be the most effective way to accomplish legislative goals. Through A2, NSSGA members have the potential to become more influential advocates for aggregates.
NSSGA strives to focus its grassroots system on effective and well-executed activities that will produce results as well as establish a seasoned base of grassroots activists. Several legislative issues of importance to the aggregates industry are certain to come before the 111th Congress including the reauthorization of MAP-21, NSSGA's top legislative priority. The passage of that bill was a testament to the power of grassroots; NSSGA members led a steadfast campaign that contributed to its enactment. It is vital that we have an army of aggregates activists at the ready for whenever the need arises. As an industry, we have the ability to "double the punch" -- increasing our individual connection with each of our elected representatives while simultaneously raising the profile of our industry.
NSSGA is your mouthpiece in Washington, but you voice is only as loud as you make it.
In order to take NSSGA's grassroots network to the next level, NSSGA offers innovative tools and lines of communication to help our members get our message across to legislators more efficiently.
Aggregates In Action
An integral part of NSSGA's grassroots structure is the leadership of six industry peers who act as A2 regional co-chairs. At the direction of NSSGA, the co-chairs issue Action Alerts in order to execute a national or targeted grassroots campaign. Through this structure, NSSGA aims to acquire more information about both regional and national legislative issues and their direct impact on our members. This program is used to facilitate increased feedback on these issues from our grassroots activists using the A2 regional co-chairs as a conduit for this information.
(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont)
(Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia)
(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin)
||Casper Stolle Quarry & Contracting Co.|
(Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
(Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)
|Neil R. Hise
(Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington)
For more information on being an A2 grassroots captain or to sign up, please contact the Government Affairs Division.
||Aggregates in Action Toolkit
This advocacy toolkit provides guidance to NSSGA members on organizing grassroots operations within their own companies, effectively communicating with their members of Congress, hosting facility tours for candidates and legislators and much more. As always, the NSSGA Government Affairs staff stands ready to help you at any time, but this resource is something that you can turn to for fast, comprehensive answers to many of your questions! Please click here for a copy.
NSSGA Agenda Brochure
NSSGA has expanded our objectives for the 113th Congress and has created NSSGA's Agenda for the 113th Congress brochure,
click here to download a copy. Please use this as a beginners guide when addressing members of Congress. For a free copy of the brochure, please contact the Government Affairs Division.
NSSGA encourages our members to continue to use our online Legislative Action Center and toll-free Washington Action Hotline, (866) 255-3207, as means of communicating with your elected officials.
Through A2, NSSGA continues to support pro-aggregates polices on Capitol Hill and serve as a resource for members of Congress and their staffs as they consider issues related to aggregates and American's quality of life.
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