Calling all scientists: APA and FABBS to organize District Science Lobby Week
APA is joining forces with the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) to provide advocacy training for scientists and prepare them to meet with their own members of Congress. The visits are intended to highlight why federal investments in our sciences are important for individuals, society and the nation. The visits will be conducted from Oct. 9-12, 2012, when members of Congress are at home in their districts prior to the November elections.
To participate, scientists should register for the APA-FABBS Advocacy Training Webinar scheduled for Sept. 21, 2012, from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time. For those unable to participate on Sept. 21, the training will be video archived and available for later viewing. Interested graduate students are also welcome to participate.
The time commitment is minimal and yet could prove very important in developing a long-term relationship with your elected officials who vote on federal funding for science. Participants will receive an advocacy packet developed by APA and FABBS and will be responsible for scheduling their own visits.
For questions, contact Karen Studwell, Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, APA Science Directorate Government Relations Office.