The sixth annual National Infrastructure Week is a time for events, media coverage, education and issue advocacy to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s economy, society, security and future. The week, May 14-21, is the perfect time for the aggregates industry to ask Congress to fund improvements to our surface transportation network, ports, airports, waterways and more.
It’s easy to participate, no matter if you’re in Washington, Ga., Washington, Maine, Washington, Utah, or Washington, D.C.
Write to Congress
Failure to properly fund the Highway Trust Fund has left our nation’s infrastructure in a state of decay. America needs Congress to act now to create reliable, robust and routine funding that offers certainty about fixing our roads and bridges. Infrastructure For America is a new website that allows you to send emails to your members of Congress. Just click Act Now.
Share Events and Social Media Graphics
Also, the Infrastructure Week website makes it easy to advocate for aggregates from anywhere. Visit http://infrastructureweek.org/shareables/ for graphics you can share on social media.
Show the Value of Quarries
Quarries create good paying jobs and materials to build local infrastructure and communities. Use NSSGA’s graphics to highlight facts about the industry during Infrastructure Week. Make sure you add #TimeToBuild when you post these on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Meet with Congress in D.C.!
Returning for the 22nd year, the annual Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) includes 31 national associations and labor unions with a direct market interest in the federal transportation programs. HMG will host events and coordinated advocacy with TCC partners, including a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill on May 16. Registration is now open for the TCC Fly-In, May 15-16, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.! Click here to register.