Welcome to the ATSSA website dedicated to connecting ATSSA members and Members of Congress. As the Chairman of the ATSSA Government Relations Committee, I look forward to continuing our successful grassroots advocacy to make our roads safer. This site will enable members to easily contact their respective federal representatives and senators.
This form of action is termed "grassroots advocacy." Developed in the 1960s, grassroots advocacy is, at its purest form, local Americans reaching out and letting elected officials – in this case members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives -- know their concerns and wishes. Our purpose is to educate members of Congress about roadway safety issues so that they can make well informed choices on important votes on Capitol Hill.
To accomplish this goal, we hope that you'll use your own "grasstops" contact list. "Grasstops" are both elected and appointed officials in your state who might support our roadway safety initiatives. Getting these influential members of your community on board is a real help to generating additional support for an idea or piece of legislation. A coordinated effort between grassroots and grasstops sends a powerful message to federal officials that your issue should be the focal point of the day and debate.
ATSSA is excited to offer this service to its members as a way to further its congressional advocacy initiatives and for ATSSA members to be as informed and active as possible. Letting your voices be heard is the epitome of American democracy. Without it, elected officials can never consider your thoughts and wishes. So, take a moment to explore the site and stand ready for ATSSA's next call to action!
Please feel free to contact Nate Smith, Vice President of Government Relations at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. ATSSA is here for you day-in and day-out advocating for your issues and concerns.
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The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations subcommittee is in the process of creating their Fiscal Year '19 legislation. Ask your Representative to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter that allocates 10 percent of any additional transportation funds for roadway infrastructure projects. Please submit your letters by Monday, May 14. The House is looking to take up this legislation next week.