Take Action

Contact Congress

There are many ways to contact your local senator or representative and many reasons for doing so,

Additionally, ACG will provide you with sample letters to craft your own personal message. ACG will also be able to offer assistance in reaching the right person for your request. Please contact Christine Melendes at cmelendes@acg.org, and she will be happy to assist you.

  • In-district meeting request
  • Speaking engagement request
  • Support of legislation
  • Not in support of legislation

Grassroots Organizing

Grassroots advocacy is the practice of educating public officials to promote and achieve legislative objectives. The effort is not the work of professional lobbyists or staff, but by members of a peer group working together toward common goals.

ACG engages in grassroots to help ACG members meet with their members of Congress about key issues of concern to build long-term relationships with legislators.

ACG members can influence key decision-makers in our nation’s capital and help shape the future of the middle market. Legislators make policy decisions that affect the businesses ACG members operate and the overall U.S. economy. Developing and delivering effective messages to elected officials about ACG’s legislative priorities raises the profile of the middle market. These types of interactions can lead to building important relationships that improve the effectiveness of ACG’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.


If you have questions about ACG’s activities or how to get involved please contact Christine Melendes, vice president, events, partnerships and public policy, at cmelendes@acg.org.