Michael Sullivan, PhD, assistant executive director of state advocacy at APA, says psychologists can boost their involvement in state advocacy in several ways:
Join a state association; they are psychology's voice in the state capitals.
Sign up for legislative days or grassroots networks where psychologists are urged to send e-mails, write letters to or call legislators, or make in-person visits to representatives.
Become active on a state legislative committee or task force.
Work on state legislators' campaigns.
Run for public office.