Reaching out to your elected officials has never been easier. One of the most powerful ways to build a relationship with the most connected individuals in your community is to invite them to take a tour of your manufacturing facility. All members of Congress return to their home districts (or states) at certain times of the year to meet with constituents like you and your company’s employees.
The first step is to send an invitation letter to your lawmaker’s local office. Once you have a tour date finalized, SBCA has pulled together background on some of the issues that are most pressing for our industry that should be of interest to your lawmakers. These talking points are a good starting point, but don’t hesitate to raise additional concerns you have where they might be able to help you out.
Another effective tool when talking with your lawmakers is to give them a sense for the economic contribution your company and this industry represents. SBCA has prepared state maps that show the known locations of component manufacturing facilities, along with sales, wage and employment numbers based on recent industry surveys and data collected by the National Association of Homebuilders. (See list of attachments below for individual state maps.)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to help you in any way we can.