March 26 2020 0Comment

ACPA National and Chapters Seek to Classify Construction as Essential

As noted in our other stories this issue, ACPA is working with federal agencies and national organizations to inform and influence officials to consider classifying infrastructure construction and related activities as essential.

On a parallel path, ACPA Chapters have been working hard to encourage state Governors and other public officials to do the same.

Because this is a fluid situation, Chapters are working quickly in their outreach to state and local public officials, so not all of their efforts are included in this story.

The following list shows examples of the excellent work being done by the chapters, as well as other allied organizations working in partnership. Click the links below to see a few examples of state actions:

This comprehensive effort was spurred, in part, by a directive by the Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Click here to see the CISA directive.

We hope you will join us in thanking the Chapters and also encouraging others to contact their governors and state departments of transportation to urge the designation of the construction trades (as well as suppliers and other vendors) as essential to our Nation. ACPA will continue to work closely with our Chapters and others to continue this effort at both the federal and local levels. Look for additional information from ACPA as it develops.

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Photo: ACPA national and chapter affiliates are working  together on a concerted effort to inform and persuade state officials to classify infrastructure construction as essential. The Pennsylvania State Capitol building depicts the efforts happening on the state level, including in the Keystone State.

Follow this link to see ACPA’s government affairs repository.

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