In-District Participation

There is tremendous value in members of Congress hearing personal stories from employees on how Washington’s policies directly affect the way they do their jobs and manufacture the products that America needs. But the NAM understands the difficulty, both in terms of logistics and cost, of getting a group of employees to Washington, D.C. to tell their story to policymakers on the Hill.

This year during the NAM’s Manufacturing Summit, we are encouraging those that are not able to travel to Washington, D.C. to organize an in-district meeting with your members of Congress and a group of your employees the week of June 19.

The stories and insights from constituent front-line workers are what humanize often technical or otherwise faceless issues. These stories can be the difference between legislation being passed or defeated, so please consider participating in this important effort.


Planning Your Meeting

  • Scheduling and participating in an in-district legislative meeting is as easy as calling the district office of your Representative or Senators. To find your elected officials, please click here.

Before You Go

  • The NAM also has some tips and tricks on how to have an effective meeting with elected officials. Click here to access the guide and be sure to review it with all who will be attending the meeting with you.
  • Additionally, the NAM has developed a tool that will create a leave-behind for legislative staff designed to help you share the personal stories and community involvement that paint a deeper picture of who you are, why you do what you do and why manufacturing is so critical to not just the economy, but to the fabric of local communities across the country. Click here to get started.
  • Lastly, contact NAM Director of Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy Christopher Glen for issue briefs and any policy or legislative questions. This year, the Manufacturing Summit is focusing on comprehensive business tax reform, the need for infrastructure investment and regulatory reform. Christopher can be reached at or (202) 637-3121.

After Your Meeting

  • Please share with the NAM details from your in-district meeting. This important information can be easily shared by filling out the legislative meeting form here and sending it to NAM Director of Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy Christopher Glen at Sharing meeting details with the NAM lets us know where legislators stand on our issues, where we may have allies and what offices we need to educate further on manufacturing issues.

The NAM stands at the ready to help you with your Manufacturing Summit In-District meeting. Please Contact NAM Director of Public Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy Christopher Glen with any questions or requests for assistance at or (202) 637-3121.