Public policy decisions in the United States and Canada affect public works professionals and their day-to-day jobs in dramatic ways. Often, they are the first to see the outcomes of policies on public infrastructure and local communities. That’s why APWA members are important stakeholders in transportation, environment, sustainability, emergency management and other issue areas. Policy makers need to hear from public works professionals in order to make informed policy decisions, and now it is easier than ever to stay informed and get involved.
APWA Legislative Action Center
APWA’s Legislative Action Center is a gateway to communicating with your elected officials. You can contact your Members of Congress with messages APWA has written about current issues, or write your own letter on an issue of importance to you and your community. You also can track which bills APWA has identified as important public works legislation and see how your elected officials voted. The Legislative Action Center is also a helpful resource to get to know your representatives. Explore it to learn more about those who represent you in Washington. You can learn where their offices are and what committees they serve on.
APWA Advocates is a network of APWA members promoting public works priorities through advocacy support, outreach and education to elected officials and their staff in Congress. Visit APWA Advocates
to learn more about this grassroots advocacy initiative, pick up some advocacy tips, and sign up to become a member advocate in your congressional district.
Government Affairs infoNOW Community
The infoNOW Communities
are members only forums for exchange of ideas and solutions to today's public works issues. The Government Affairs infnNOW Community focuses on messages, information and updates on public works issues, regulations, legislation; advocacy; and APWA Legislative Action Alerts. Members can use the "Manage Subscriptions
" link to subscribe to whichever infoNOW Communities they are interested in.