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THE FU TURE OF
POLICYMAKING IS GRASSROOTS

by Gino DiCaro

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MTA fights everyday in the State Capitol
for California manufacturers. Now, with so
many stakeholder communities engaging at
all levels, it's important for manufacturers
themselves to also build valuable relationships with
policymakers and to help advance pro-manufacturing
policy decisions. It usually only takes a quick call, tweet
or email to make sure a legislator knows the operational
impact of certain legislation. Even just one call or note a
year on the value of your company and the many workers
you employ goes a long way to ensuring that lawmakers
vote for manufacturing growth in California.
Here are some suggestions for you to engage:
Become a Manufacturing Champion
Sign-up as a Manufacturing Champion on
CMTA's website (cmta.net) to get alerts at key
times when we know your letter, call or tweet
will matter most.
Call your legislator
Let your legislator know how valuable your
operation is to your workers and the community. You can even talk to their staff if the legislator is unavailable. It still works. If you need
a phone number, you can use CMTA's "Find
Your Legislator" tool under resources on
our website.

Get CMTA text alerts:
Text "mfgchamp" to 916-571-9360.
Use CMTA's new Digital Democracy video
archive and tools:
CMTA has partnered with Digital Democracy to bring
you our online searchable archive of all statements
made in state legislative hearings, and tools to engage.
The tool will help us deliver you important manufacturing moments in the State Capitol and provide you
with video tools to send and share the powerful
message of manufacturing.

Leverage Social media
The power of twitter is very real in the world of
policymaking. Just three or four tweets from different employers in a legislator's community can mean
the difference. We'll supply you with pre-formatted
and legislator-targeted tweets to use if you sign up
as a Champion. Always remember to use #CAmfg
and #CALeg in your tweets regarding manufacturing
issues.
Make sure you also follow CMTA at:
* Twitter @cmta
* Facebook "calmanufacturers"
* LinkedIn "California Manufacturers &
Technology Association"

California Manufacturers
www.cmta.net

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide

"Builders of the West"– October 1, 1921
President's Message
Then & Now
State of California Manufacturing
Modernize California Laws for Leading Edge Manufacturing
New Digital Marketplace to Bolster Manufacturers
Two CNC Machining Shops Investing in California
CMTA Changing of the Guard
CompanyWeek Comes to California
A Successful History of Manufacturing Services at CMTA
The Future of Policy Making is Grassroots
CMTA Associate Spotlight
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Intro
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - cover1
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - cover2
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 3
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - "Builders of the West"– October 1, 1921
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - President's Message
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Then & Now
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 7
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - State of California Manufacturing
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 9
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Modernize California Laws for Leading Edge Manufacturing
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 11
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 12
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 15
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 17
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - New Digital Marketplace to Bolster Manufacturers
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 19
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Two CNC Machining Shops Investing in California
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 22
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 23
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CMTA Changing of the Guard
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 25
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CompanyWeek Comes to California
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - A Successful History of Manufacturing Services at CMTA
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - The Future of Policy Making is Grassroots
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CMTA Associate Spotlight
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