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AFS Virtual Advocacy Summit Invaluable Information
Clifford Smith  |  June 5, 2020

Our On behalf of AFS and the Government Affairs Committee, thank you to those who attended AFS’ virtual Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, May 19. For those unable to attend, we are sorry we missed you. As a follow-up to the program, we are providing the following key materials:

1) AFS Call for Action: Reach out to your lawmaker today!
We urge AFS members to call or email their lawmakers about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses. Ask them to act on the following issues in the next stimulus or recovery package:

Invest in a robust American-made infrastructure package.
Include targeted and commonsense liability protection for manufacturers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please download this template to send a letter to your elected officials.

Please download this DC background information with a link to your Congressional contacts.

We suggest you tailor the letter to your situation, include economic impact data, and feel free to add items you would like Congress to act on. Share feedback from your congressional correspondence with Stephanie Salmon in the AFS Washington Office at

2) Download these PowerPoint presentations from the Summit

COVID-19 Safety Update: Latest Guidance for Keeping Your Jobsites & Employees Safe – B. Hammock and B. Charlton.
Strong Buy America Rules Are Key to Effective Economic Stimulus, Supporting Good Jobs, Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing – S. Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing.
3) AFS 2020 Economic Impact Analysis on U.S. Jobs & the Economy- The Latest Data

A comprehensive analysis undertaken by AFS documents our industry’s economic footprint was unveiled during the Summit – nationally, by state, and by congressional district – in the United States. It incorporates direct, supplier and induced impacts, as well. Click here to visit the new Economic Impact Analysis web page and view the map.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need any additional information
on the topics or the Congressional outreach we discussed during the Summit. Thanks again for your involvement in AFS. Let us know about future webinar topics that may be of interest to your company.

Eric Meyers
AFS Government Affairs Chairman
CEO, Oil City Iron Works

Stephanie Salmon
Vice President Government Affairs
American Foundry Society.