Advocacy Programs

Through the NAM's grassroots manufacturing outreach and employee engagement efforts, manufacturers of all sizes are building valuable relationships with policymakers and helping to advance manufacturing policy issues with pro manufacturing legislation. Key programs include:


  1. Send a Letter with Manufacturing Works

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  2. Download the NAM Advocacy App


  3. Visit Our Election Center


  • The NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, which honors members of Congress for their consistent support of US manufacturers.

  • Congressional Dialogues that bring elected officials together with manufacturers in their districts or states so that they can discuss the pro manufacturing legislation and issues that directly impact the strength of the manufacturing sector.

  • The NAM’s Key Contact program is an integral part of how manufacturers in the U.S. are effecting positive policy change in Washington, D.C. Key Contacts are NAM members who have established relationships with their members of Congress and have agreed to personally reach out to their elected officials on issues where each vote counts. To become a Key Contact, contact the NAM’s Christopher Glen today at (202) 637-3121 or

  • The National Public Affairs Steering Committee (NPASC), a group of leading public affairs and government relations executives that helps plan and execute public affairs activities to advance manufacturers' public policy goals.

  • The NAM Manufacturing Summit brings hundreds of manufacturers together with policymakers in Washington to highlight the critical role of manufacturing in creating jobs.

  • As the voice of manufacturing in Washington, the NAM is partnering with the Center for Creative Leadership to launch the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Program. This specially designed three-part program will focus on the best techniques to engage and be successful with legislators and policymakers.

  • Plant tours that give members of Congress the opportunity to see manufacturers and their employees at work and to learn how federal policies affect their ability to create and retain jobs.

  • The State GR Group (SGRG) is a group comprised of state-level government relations executives who are responsible for or work on state legislative issues. The SGRG’s mission is to provide an opportunity for state government relations executives to network and share information on best practices as well as exchange ideas and hear fresh perspectives on state legislative issues and trends.

Upcoming Events

November 2016

December 2016

  • December NPASC Meeting

    December 6–7, 2016
    Chicago, IL (Ritz-Carlton Chicago)

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