To support APS members in advocating for physics, we generate reports, fact sheets, and other resources that explain why elected leaders and government officials should address APS's science policy priorities.

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How to Successfully Communicate with Congressional Offices

Constructing a well-crafted message is key to being heard and understood when meeting with congressional staff and leaders.

Tips for Effective Meetings with Policymakers (PDF)

Advocacy worksheet

Advocacy Worksheet

Our team developed the advocacy worksheet as a tool to help you be an effective advocate on any issue you care about. The worksheet guides you through a step-by-step process to develop your advocacy idea, connect with allies and outline a plan of action.

Personal Advocacy Issue Worksheet (PDF)

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APS Reports

APS creates effective policy-related reports through its Panel on Public Affairs and and its Government Affairs team.

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2022 Priority Issues

Each year, APS chooses policy priority issues to focus its advocacy efforts. To assist members in reaching out to their representatives and federal officials on these issues, APS GA generates fact sheets with talking points detailing these issues. The current priority issues are:

For more information about 2022 priority issues, please view the mobile-friendly Congressional Visit Day website.

Government Affairs full display April Meeting 2022

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