The Public Policy Advocacy Network (PPAN)
A major and continuing objective of the Government Relations Offices (GRO) is to help interested psychologists advocate for the field of psychology and its role in promoting health, education, and human welfare. This includes providing timely information on federal legislative and regulatory issues of importance. To meet this goal, GRO maintains the Public Policy Advocacy Network (PPAN), which provides updates and action alerts to help provide you with the information you need to be an effective advocate for psychology.
If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail.
How to Advocate for Psychology
GRO performs most effectively with the active support of our APA membership. Follow the links below to see how you can get involved in federal advocacy, or send an e-mail to the Government Relations Office with any questions you may have about how to advocate for psychology.
Tools for Grassroots Action
For tips on communicating with your Members of Congress visit Communicating with Congress.
Learn to communicate effectively with your legislators! Read the PPO Advocacy Guides.
You can also advocate by submitting letters or op-ed pieces to influence the understanding of psychology: Learn more tips on writing op-ed pieces from the Science Directorate.
- U.S. Senate
How to contact your Senator
- U.S. House of Representatives
Write your Representative
- THOMAS: Legislative information on the Internet
- The Federal Register
- How Our Laws Are Made (Library of Congress)
- The Library of Congress (learn more about Congress, its members, and its history)
- Capitol Hearings.org (gavel to gavel coverage of Senate committee hearings)
- C-SPAN (coverage of congressional activities)
To identify and contact your members of Congress, visit Congress.org.
If you know of a good link that is not listed above, please e-mail PPO.