Advocacy Resources

SBCA Position Statements

Immigration

SBCA supports efforts that discourage illegal immigration into the United States, but new laws or regulations should not place undue regulatory or enforcement burdens on employers. SBCA believes viable and effective compliance tools need to accompany any additional enforcement. SBCA also supports expansion of merit-based state and federal guest-worker programs, as well as reasonable “path to citizenship” options, which provide a legal avenue for employers to find a sufficient source of skilled workers to fill jobs that native-born citizens are unable or unwilling to fill. 

Approved by the SBCA Board of Directors March 8, 2018

Trade

SBCA supports efforts to modify U.S. trade policy that preserve mechanisms encouraging fair and equitable trade while also accounting for how specific trade actions impact domestic users and downstream consumers of commodities such as lumber and steel (i.e. creating two-tiered markets in North America), which are the two raw materials our industry uses to manufacture its products.

Approved by the SBCA Board of Directors March 8, 2018


Contact an Elected Official

Reaching out to your elected officials has never been easier. One of the most powerful ways  to build a relationship with the most connected individuals in your community is to invite them to take a tour of your manufacturing facility. All members of Congress return to their home districts (or states) at certain times of the year to meet with constituents like you and your company’s employees.  

The first step is to send an invitation letter to your lawmaker’s local office. Once you have a tour date finalized, SBCA has pulled together background on some of the issues that are most pressing for our industry that should be of interest to your lawmakers. These talking points are a good starting point, but don’t hesitate to raise additional concerns you have where they might be able to help you out.

Another effective  tool when talking with your lawmakers is to give them a sense for the economic contribution your company and this industry represents. SBCA has prepared state maps that show the known locations of component manufacturing facilities, along with sales, wage and employment numbers based on recent industry surveys and data collected by the National Association of Homebuilders. (See list of attachments below for individual state maps.)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to help you in any way we can.

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PDF icon 2018 SBCA Talking Points2.93 MB
Microsoft Office document icon Tour Invitation Letter83.5 KB
PDF icon Alabama2.47 MB
PDF icon Alaska2.63 MB
PDF icon Arizona2.5 MB
PDF icon Arkansas2.49 MB
PDF icon California2.56 MB
PDF icon Colorado2.45 MB
PDF icon Connecticut2.5 MB
PDF icon Delaware2.42 MB
PDF icon Florida2.59 MB
PDF icon Georgia2.5 MB
PDF icon Hawaii2.48 MB
PDF icon Idaho2.44 MB
PDF icon Illinois2.5 MB
PDF icon Indiana2.48 MB
PDF icon Iowa2.47 MB
PDF icon Kansas2.43 MB
PDF icon Kentucky2.49 MB
PDF icon Louisiana2.54 MB
PDF icon Maine2.48 MB
PDF icon Maryland2.57 MB
PDF icon Massachusetts2.49 MB
PDF icon Michigan2.54 MB
PDF icon Minnesota2.54 MB
PDF icon Mississippi2.45 MB
PDF icon Missouri2.51 MB
PDF icon Montana2.46 MB
PDF icon Nebraska2.42 MB
PDF icon Nevada2.42 MB
PDF icon New Hampshire2.44 MB
PDF icon New Jersey2.47 MB
PDF icon New Mexico2.46 MB
PDF icon New York2.54 MB
PDF icon North Carolina2.49 MB
PDF icon North Dakota2.43 MB
PDF icon Ohio2.57 MB
PDF icon Oklahoma2.47 MB
PDF icon Oregon2.48 MB
PDF icon Pennsylvania2.46 MB
PDF icon Rhode Island2.47 MB
PDF icon South Carolina2.51 MB
PDF icon South Dakota2.45 MB
PDF icon Tennessee2.43 MB
PDF icon Texas2.58 MB
PDF icon Utah2.46 MB
PDF icon Vermont2.49 MB
PDF icon Virginia2.49 MB
PDF icon Washington2.48 MB
PDF icon West Virginia2.56 MB
PDF icon Wisconsin2.58 MB
PDF icon Wyoming2.41 MB