NECA Membership Recognized


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NECA Membership Recognized for Being Influential Advocates; Association Wins 2017 Showalter Innovation Award
DEC 14, 2017

NECA’s Chairman’s Challenge Wins 2017 Showalter Innovation Award
NECA’s grassroots program, the Chairman’s Challenge, was recognized by a committee of experienced political involvement professionals to be awarded the nation’s longest-running award for political involvement program innovations, the Showalter Innovation Award.

The award was established in 2000 and NECA now joins the company of past winners, including Pfizer, Southwest Airlines, Nationwide Insurance, Genworth Financial, International Paper, and associations and non-profits like The American Heart Association, NFIB, The American Motorcycle Association, and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The panel of judges for this award were impressed by NECA members’ commitment to advancing our legislative agenda through in-district meetings with Members of Congress, attendance at our National Legislative Conference, and sending letters to your Representatives through our Legislative Action Center.

NECA would like to thank our membership for its active involvement in our advocacy efforts. Special thanks to all our great chapters and members across the country who support our efforts not just financially, but who have been engaged via the Legislative Action Center and through direct meetings with their members of Congress both in Washington and back at home.

Congratulations to the 2017 Showalter Innovation Award Winner, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), for their Chairman’s Challenge program!

Thanks to our judges:

Jeana Hultquist, Vice President, Legislative Affairs, American AgCredit
Kathleen Gamble, Director, Political Affairs, American Trucking Associations
Kelly Kennai, Communications Director, Government Relations and Policy, YMCA of the USA
What did our judges have to say about the NECA program?
“The results speak for themselves. The fact that they doubled participation in one year is impressive.”

“I really like the innovative approach to adding peer level competition to offline grassroots engagement. We see this in online grassroots efforts a lot, and it was good to see it used to create offline legislator relationships.”

“The program was highly adaptable, other organizations could try this with little cost. Plus, their results were well-documented.”
Click here to read more about their nomination.

Visit their website, which shows years of committed grassroots advocates building relationships with their lawmakers:’s-challenge

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