Grassroots Lobbying Network


The PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Network is composed of local leaders who work together to ensure that the voice of all townships is heard in Harrisburg and Washington.

PSATS keeps members of the network informed of the status of important legislation and policies. Network members are encouraged to establish relationships with their legislators and communicate with them regularly about how a piece of legislation or a particular policy would impact township government.


Action Alerts 

Townships Urged to Fight Clean Water Act Rule Change

 PSATS is asking township officials to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw this proposed change to the Clean Water Act that would dramatically impact land, water, and local budgets.

If adopted, this rule would tighten federal control over the nation’s waters and land, including private property. It would tighten control by redefining what constitutes “waters of the U.S.” which currently cover “navigable waters” that flow between states, typically rivers, to now include streams, wetlands, ponds, and even temporary bodies of water created by heavy rains and flooding, such as ditches.

Click here to read more on the proposed rule from NATAT.

Township officials interested in participating in the EPA’s public comment period can do so by sending an email to ow-docket@epa.gov or by mailing a hard copy to Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.  Comments must be received on or before October 20th.


Grassroots Lobbying Network Resources

 

PSATS Week in Review

Looking for what happened this week in Harrisburg? Check out the PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Network Week In Review for July 11, 2014

The Week in Review contains information on upcoming meetings and events pertinent to townships, the status of legislation that PSATS is tracking, legislation that is expected to be introduced, and much more.

To receive the week in review directly to your inbox, email mmorgan@psats.org

Looking for previous issues? Click here!

Congressional News from the National Association of Towns and Townships

Cick the link above for weekly Congressional and other updates from NATaT.

PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Guide

Interested in learning how to become an effective grassroots lobbyist? Check out the PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Guide. This guidebook is an excellent tool for township officials interested in becoming effective grassroots lobbyists.


Add Your Voice to the Network

Interested in becoming a member of the PSATS Grassroots Lobbying Network? Contact PSATS at grassroots@psats.org or (717) 763-0930.