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    Grassroots Engagement

    AIAA members make themselves available to work with elected officials at the state and national levels. They meet with officials to provide background on key aerospace issues, provide seminars to educate and interact with audiences about the issues, regularly testify before lawmakers on the issues, and write white papers that document the basis for and implications of these important issues.

    Engaging Elected Officials

    The PPC has resurrected the “August is for Aerospace” program where our local sections are more active speaking with their elected officials about our key issues during district work periods and engaging those lawmakers in their outreach activities. Our Guide for Sections document provides direction to engage your federal and state lawmakers.

    Policy-related Outreach Activities May Include:

    • Holding policy-themed section activities
    • Educating your elected officials (federal and state) about AIAA’s key issues
    • Hosting your elected officials at section events
    • Invited your elected officials to tour your facilities
    • Participating in the August is for Aerospace program
    • Attending the Congressional Visits Day program