As a psychologist and a scientist, your knowledge and experience are invaluable. As a citizen, you owe it to yourself and those you serve to engage with our nation’s decision makers. As an American Psychological Association (APA) member, you have all our resources on your side to make it happen, including our convenient, comprehensive Advocacy Toolkit, outlining how to make your voice heard by calling, writing and visiting your representatives.
Watch this video. Then use your voice.
A little planning goes a long way – often, right to the member of Congress who needs to hear your message. The sooner you start, the smarter your visit will be.
Who is your representative?
Find out who represents you in Washington, D.C.
And learn more about them.
Each representative’s website includes their news releases, bios, committee assignments and more.
Sign up for your members’ newsletters via a link on her/his website. The newsletter will keep you current on how they’re voting, local appearances and more. You’ll be the first to hear about events like town hall meetings where constituents can ask questions.
Want more time-sensitive information? Most members of Congress have Twitter accounts you can follow.
Talk to your GRO team.
We can tell you about recent developments or votes and give you an insider look at the best approach to take. Call (202) 336-6182 or email for help planning your advocacy efforts. Also, go to our team page to get an overview of who we are and how we can work together.
Download The APA Advocacy Guide.
This valuable resource outlines the district and federal legislative processes and how to make them work for you and your issue. Don’t panic: you still have our full-time support, live, by phone or via email.
Call. Write. Visit.
Once you and the Science GRO team have a created a game plan, prepare for next steps with these important tips and guidelines.