AEM seeks participation, support for highway funding bill

By |  April 16, 2014

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) wants you to head to Washington, D.C. to help support a new federal highway bill and is offering a $500 incentive to get you there.

Through I Make America, the organization is looking for men and women who work in the construction industry and attended ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 to advocate for the funding of highways, roads and bridges at a “fly-in” in Washington, D.C. where they can meet with federal lawmakers and regulators.

“The U.S. infrastructure system ranks only 23rd globally and we are rapidly falling behind,” says Dennis Slater, president, AEM. “As the federal highway bill is set to expire at the end of September, AEM understands the importance of making sure Congress hears from the construction industry and those directly impacted by their failure to act.  By partnering with industry representatives, we can make a difference to improve our infrastructure and create better highways for America.”

To be eligible to receive $500 for travel expenses, you must:

  • participate in one of three “fly-ins” to Washington, D.C. (June 10-11 TCC Fly-In, June 11 Rally for Roads or September 9-10 NAPA Fly-In);
  • have attended ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014;
  • have not registered for 2013 TCC Fly-In, 2012 Rally for Roads, 2013 NAPA or NSSGA Fly-In
  • report on your experience at the fly-in you attended.

For those who are eligible for the $500 credit but do not claim their reimbursement, AEM will contribute $500 on their behalf to benefit wounded warriors.

To register, contact Trisha Schoof or visit the I Make America website.

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