Grassroots & Action App

Grassroots & ABC Action App

Grassroots is the effective deployment of constituent-based political power to impact and influence legislation that is important to ABC and its members.

Through your efforts, we can:
  • establish contacts to quickly and effectively reach out to officials on issues important to the merit shop;
  • educate and train ABC members to be effective advocates and spokespersons for the construction industry; and
  • be truly effective on Capitol Hill and in state capitals by reaching out to legislators through the most effective means possible—grassroots initiatives! 

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Download the ABC Action App!

Download the ABC Action app for iPhone and Android smartphones. The app is an advanced advocacy tool that enables users to take action in grassroots campaigns and push for pro-merit shop legislation in Congress. Through the ABC Action app, users can send letters to their members of Congress with just one click, receive instant notifications for grassroots and legislative alerts, access the voting records of their representatives on key ABC issues, find detailed contact information for federal and state lawmakers and check out state-specific policy information in the Merit Shop Scorecard.

ABC Action App Users by Chapter (as of 7/28/20)

 

 

 
 

VoterVoice State Capabilities

Did you know ABC National’s VoterVoice subscription supports state-level capabilities? Through VoterVoice, ABC National Government Affairs staff can work with your chapter to do things like send informational broadcast emails, such as Get Out the Vote messages; send action alerts for your members to get in touch with the state legislature; and score state elected officials on key votes. Learn more by reading this one-pager.

 

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Lawmaker Visit Resources

Included in ABC's 2020 association-wide strategic plan is the objective: Achieve Strategic Goal #2, Political Advocacy, Success Criteria 2.1a - Host 150 lawmaker visits, 10% by Democratic members.

ABC encourages members and chapter staff to invite elected officials and candidates to jobsites and chapter events, including those held virtually. This is a great way to give these individuals a chance to learn about the construction industry and meet employees. It also serves as a valuable opportunity to reinforce personal relationships, show elected officials how their actions affect the industry and discuss relevant issues.

For assistance or any news regarding lawmaker visits to jobsites or chapter events, please reach out to Patrick McCarty (mccarty@abc.org).

2020 Visits Recorded by ABC National

August 2020 Lawmaker Visits PowerPoint Presentation

Case Study Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Visits ABC Pelican

 

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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:

ABC is here to help and provide support in any way as we navigate this crisis together. Please find ABC coronavirus resources for members as well as chapters operations: