ACEC will be heading to Olympia to help explain to legislators how various proposals affect the consulting engineering community and we need YOUR HELP. We would like to invite YOU to participate.
You do not need to have any previous lobbying experience and, in fact, you will find out that it is really fun, especially when participating with other ACEC members. All you need is to bring your knowledge and perspective. After all, it is the real world, anecdotal stories that are the most effective at convincing legislators.
ACEC will organize the members helping out into teams and will work to get visits scheduled with the various legislators who represent the districts where the team members work and/or live.
We will also provide a briefing and “one-pager” leave behinds that will outline ACEC’s positions on the bills we are addressing. For example, one of the bills that ACEC will definitely have members discuss is proposal to increase the B&O tax on services by 1% (a 66% increase). You do not have to be concerned about being able to discuss the bill itself. Instead, you will talk about what you know intimately. Namely, you will talk about the proposals impacts on your firm, your employees, and your projects.