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Advocacy Resources

The Public Policy team at the American Astronomical Society wants to empower the membership to advocate for their own science. Here we will include information, or links to information, that may be helpful on your advocacy journey1. Refer to the Policy Resources page for information about the role of the federal government in the astronomical sciences, specific relevant policies, and more.

Why Should You Advocate for Your Science?

Whether you want to be convinced or you're looking for some information to help convince your peers, this page is meant to provide some explanation about why we think you should advocate for your science.

A Reference Guide for How to Advocate for Science

So, you're convinced that you should advocate for your science; now what? This page will help you effectively communicate with Congress.

Congressional Leave-Behinds

This page includes 3 versions of the current congressional leave-behinds. An archive of past versions can be found here

Action Alerts

Action alerts are rapid, grassroots-level actions on the part of the AAS membership to create a truly positive result in Congress or in other areas of government. We issue action alerts to notify you of timely opportunities to contact policymakers.

1This page is a work in progress. If there is some information that you would like to see included here, then please email those suggestions to the Public Policy staff.