Advocacy Toolkit

Take a look at some of the resources the Science Policy Office offers to help you be successful in your advocacy efforts:

Find Your Members of Congress - use your address to see which members of Congress represent you.

How to Schedule a Local Congressional Meeting - Step by step instructions to help you contact your members of Congress and schedule a local meeting. If you need help or more information, feel free to email the Science Policy Office staff at

Tips for Communicating with Congress - Members of Congress and their staff often speak a very different language from scientists. Use these tips to effectively convey your message and make the most out of your meeting. 

The Legislative Process: From Bill to Law - Understand how a bill becomes a law so you can know when in the process is the most effective time to engage with policy makers on your issues.

Materials you can use in your meetings:


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*Additional states coming soon*