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Advocates Program
The AEM Advocates 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 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.

The AEM Advocates Program is based on a point system. Each member company that participates will be awarded points based on specific advocacy activities completed. Below is the current list of advocacy activities that a company can complete throughout the year. The goal of the AEM Advocate Program is to provide member companies with a wide range of activities to help support AEM’s grassroots and federal advocacy efforts.

Throughout the year, AEM’s Government and Public Affairs Team will work with AEM member companies to complete the various advocacy activities.

Please remember to contact Wade Balkonis once an advocacy activity is completed.

Donate to the AEMPAC

20 Points

Attend the I Make America Federal fly-in

30 Points

host member of congress or governor for facility tour

25 Points

Participate in the Take a Break with I Make America Program

Host I Make America Event-in-a-Box Program

Manufacturing day activity

Meet with member of Congress in Washington, D.C.

meet with member of congress in district or state

send action alert to employees

Attend town hall meeting with an elected official

write an op-ed

Display I Make America logo on company website

share photos or videos of equipment for imakeamerica.com

display i make america magnets on equipment at tradeshows

subscribe to aem advocacy insider

Link FB, Instagram, and Twitter pages

share and retweet i make america social media posts

Send Letter to member of Congress or Governor

Call Member of Congress or Governor

Email Member of Congress or Governor

Gold Level

Silver Level

Bronze Level

Once you've completed one or more of the tasks above, send an email to Wade Balkonis to report on progress here.