AEM member involvement in the association’s advocacy efforts is key to the industry’s success.
Contact Us to Get Involved
AEM is the leading voice for the 2.8 million men and women of the US equipment manufacturing industry, but we know we are more effective when we work together. Get involved and take a stand for our industry.
AEM Washington Fly-In
One of the primary ways AEM connects our member companies to their elected officials is by coordinating efforts on behalf of the industry through its annual fly-in.
Each year, AEM’s Washington Federal Fly-In provides equipment manufacturers with the opportunity for our industry to speak with one voice. Our member companies are our best advocates because they know how decisions made in Washington, D.C. affect what happens on the factory floor. Bringing together our members all at once during the fly-in significantly raises the volume of our collective voice.
The AEM Washington Fly-In is coming soon, learn about last year’s Fly-In.
Get Connected With Your Elected Official
AEM’s advocacy team also connects AEM members with their elected officials throughout the year. This includes phone calls, virtual meetings, Capitol Hill visits and/or in district or state meetings.
Interested in having an elected official visit your manufacturing facility? AEM coordinates visits by local, state, and federal officials to our members’ facilities throughout the year. These are great opportunities to demonstrate their contribution to the local and state economy by supporting good-paying jobs and building the essential equipment our economy relies on.
AEM’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is how we, a united industry, stay ahead of the game. AEMPAC has a simple, straightforward mission: to support the campaigns of pro-growth, pro-manufacturing candidates for the United States Senate and House of Representatives. AEMPAC helps elect federal lawmakers who are committed to legislating fair and reasonable policies important to the men and women of the equipment manufacturing industry.
The Federal Election Commission requires AEMPAC to request the written prior approval of AEM members before soliciting contributions. Corporations may not approve solicitations by more than trade association for the same calendar year.
AEM Advocacy Program
The AEM Advocacy Program recognizes and celebrates AEM member companies that participate in the association’s grassroots advocacy program (I Make America) and help advance the industry’s policy priorities through various other advocacy efforts. Each AEM member company that participates in the AEM Advocates Program and reaches a certain level – Bronze, Silver, or Gold – will be recognized for their support and commitment to advocacy at the AEM Annual Conference. Learn more.
To participate in the program and be eligible for recognition at the AEM Annual Conference, each member company MUST identify one representative as their I Make America Ambassador.
I Make America Ambassador Program
The I Make America Ambassador Program is designed as the first step in helping AEM Members get involved in grassroots advocacy programs to support the industry and AEM’s policy program. Learn more.