With the turn of the new year, now begins a real opportunity for Congress and President Trump to work together to pass bipartisan solutions on policy issues that matter most.

That’s why AEM is kicking off a new round of its “Start with Infrastructure” public affairs campaign on Monday, Jan. 28, for two weeks. The campaign’s cornerstone is a 30-second ad featuring everyday American men and women appearing across multiple digital and social media channels in the Washington, D.C. media market. A new addition the campaign this year is taking over Politico’s Morning Transportation daily e-newsletter – read by the vast majority of decision-makers in our nation’s capital who care about infrastructure.

The goal of the campaign is to demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of infrastructure investment to our nation’s economy.

With the campaign’s initial launch last month, AEM President Dennis Slater said: “Our industry’s 1.3 million workers want Washington to start with infrastructure this year. This includes reaching an agreement on a long-term and sustainable funding solution for the Highway Trust Fund. By reclaiming our infrastructure advantage, we will ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, connectivity between and within rural and urban America, as well as strong economic growth and job creation. Without it, our country risks losing tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity if Republicans and Democrats don’t work together.”

The campaign’s message continues to be backed up by polling showing infrastructure is one of the issues that was top of mind for many U.S. voters during last year’s midterm elections. The poll results show over half of American voters believe infrastructure will help create jobs and make their commutes safer.

To learn more about the campaign and watch the video, visit www.imakeamerica.org/infrastructure.

If you have any questions, contact AEM Director of Public Affairs David Ward dward@aem.org, tel: 202-898-9007). 

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