The Associated General Contractors of America has launched a national effort designed to show support for needed new infrastructure investments.

“The effort is designed to make sure that new infrastructure investments help create and preserve construction jobs and serve as a foundation for future economic growth,” Stephen Sandherr, the association’s CEO, said in a press release.

Sandherr said that investing in new infrastructures would have significant, positive, long-term benefits for the U.S. economy. Cutting congestion, improving education and health care facilities, cleaning water supplies and improving levies will improve America’s ability to compete globally.

As part of the campaign, the association has begun a new advertising campaign, new outreach to construction workers, their suppliers and business partners, and new efforts to build support from local and state officials. The association is asking supporters to log onto and add their names to a petition in support of new infrastructure investments that will go to the next Congress and the office of the President-elect.