Tips for Effective Advocacy Strategy & Communication

Communicate clearly about issues. Catalyze support from policymakers for chemistry.

Know the Issue You Want to Advocate For

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Establish Your Talking Points

Come up with three key takeaways that you want your policymakers to leave with after the correspondence or conversation.

Identify Your "Ask"

Reiterate the takeaways. 

Provide a clear call-to-action for your elected official. As an example, you could ask for sustained federal support for scientific research or you could help support the policy issues we advocate for.

Know Your Lawmakers

Find your members of Congress. Read about them, their committees and interests so that you can tailor your pitch to build a relationship.

Thank You Follow Up

Follow-up with an email, letter or social media post to thank your member of Congress or their staff for the correspondence or meeting with you.

Resources to become an effective advocate


Background Information & Chemistry News

General about Legislation and Policymaking