Talk to Your Lawmakers

As a Chemistry Ambassador, you can lend your voice to policy decisions that affect the chemical enterprise on the local, state and national level. You can meet with elected officials to discuss policies that affect chemists in your community. And you can play a role in making decisions about science and math education, federal research budgets, innovation and competitiveness initiatives, and much more.

Review a list of ACS Resources and Materials for Policy Makers and Government Officials, or find information about specific programs below.

Advocacy Programs

Act4Chemistry – The easiest way to lend your voice to federal policy decisions on issues like science and math education and federal research spending. By signing up, you will receive Action Alerts when legislation is pending. And with a simple click, you can send form letters to elected officials in your area.

Local Section Government Affairs – Join your Local Section grassroots advocacy team. Government Affairs Committees (GACs) facilitate interaction between Local Section members and officials on policy issues that affect chemists and chemistry.

Visit Your Elected Officials – Whether in their local offices or in the nation’s capital, you can request a meeting with elected officials at the local, state and national levels. Or you can attend public meetings and speak up about policies that affect the chemical enterprise. The ACS Office of Public Affairs can help.

Policy Resources

Science Information for Policy Makers – ACS serves as a neutral and credible source of scientific information for members of Congress and their staffs. Introduce these resources to elected officials, or educate yourself on scientific policy information and schedule a meeting with your elected officials.

ACS Positions on Policy Issues – ACS is the world’s largest scientific society with members in industry, academia and government. A not-for-profit organization chartered by Congress, ACS works with government to promote public policies that help the chemical enterprise and its practitioners serve the nation.

Tips for Meeting with Elected Officials – A resource sheet for scheduling meeting with elected officials in your area, preparing talking points for discussion, and conducting yourself during meetings. 

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