Become an Advocate

 

FASEB represents more than 130,000 scientists through collaborative advocacy with constituent societies. Our top priority is urging Congress to provide sustainable and predictable federal funding for scientific research.

But our collective advocacy goes only so far—policymakers want to hear from constituents, too. There are many ways to deliver messages, ranging from privately meeting your legislator to attending a campaign event or town-hall meeting.

The resources below provide a set of practical tools and actions you can take to communicate with elected officials and the public.

Your Advocacy Toolkit


Request a meeting
 
Meeting with federal lawmakers is a good way to advocate for scientific research

Plan a congressional visit
 
Do your homework to effectively engage policymakers

Share your story
 
Tell a personal story and provide specific examples of how your research improves public health or economic vitality 

Write to Congress
 
Checking in after a meeting is a critical next step in forming a good relationship with members of Congress and staff 

Attend a local meeting
 
When there is limited time to present your case, it’s important to be prepared

Get the word out
 
Newspaper commentaries and letters-to-the-editor are widely read by elected officials, their aides, and the public 

Connect on social media
 
Social media has changed the way the public communicates with policymakers. Join the conversation  

Legislative action center
 
Sign up to receive alerts about important science policy issues 

Host a lab visit
 
Invite officials to see your research in person


 

 

 

 

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

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