Want to get more involved in ASHG advocacy activities? Here’s how.
Resident of the U.S.? Contact your elected representatives via the ASHG Advocacy Center about the value of genetics research and its translation into health advances. Federal investments in science funding are pivotal to sustaining the continued progress of biological and biomedical sciences. Make the case for robust, predictable, and sustained budget increases for science funding agencies.
Honor an individual or group for their excellence, achievement, and commitment to promoting the science of human genetics and its application for the common good by nominating them for the ASHG Advocacy Award.
An in-person visit can make all the difference in building support for genetics! Visit your representative in their local office or in Washington, D.C.
- FASEB Tips for requesting a meeting
- FASEB Tips on a successful congressional meeting
- Research!America Tips for meeting with Member of Congress
- FASEB talking points for meeting with Member of Congress
- ASHG/FASEB Slide Set: Value of Federally Funded Biological Research
- ASHG/FASEB federal science funding recommendations
- FASEB Webinar (August 2017): Advocacy in your backyard
- FASEB Webinar (June 2018): Summer Advocacy Activities for Scientists
The local media is read by members of Congress and their staff. Send a letter-to-the-editor (LTE) or write an op-ed to spread the word about the importance of genetics research and federal funding for science. Use these FASEB tips on submitting an op-ed or LTE. Alternatively, post a blog on a local online forum.
Giving your Members of Congress a tour of your laboratory is an effective way of talking to them about the value of genetic research. Offer a lab tour to your Members of Congress to show them how federal funding supports research in their state or district.
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