Advocacy Toolkit

Take a look at some of the resources the Science Policy Office offers to help you be successful in your advocacy efforts:

Find Your Members of Congress!


How to Schedule a Local Congressional Meeting - Step by step instructions to help you contact your members of Congress and schedule a local meeting.

Tips for Communicating with Congress - Members of Congress and their staff often speak a very different language from scientsts. Use these tips to effectivly convey your message and make the most out of your meeting.

Meeting Guidelines and Talking Points - Here is a list of talking points you can use in your meeting. This document could even be used as a "script" in your meeting.

Materials to use in your meetings:

  1. Research & Development "Ask" 
  2. AFRI & ARS "Ask" 
  3. State Fact Sheets (see below)


Share your story!

Members of Congress respond positively when your research description is presented as a story. Practice crafting your research narrative here with some science communication tips. 


State Fact Sheets

Alabama Louisiana Ohio
Alaska Maine Oklahoma
Arizona Maryland Oregon
Arkansas Massachusetts Pennsylvania
California Michigan Rhode Island
Colorado Minnesota South Carolina
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
Delaware Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Hawaii Nevada Vermont
Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
Illinois New Jersey Washington
Indiana New Mexico West Virginia
Iowa New York Wisconsin
Kansas North Carolina Wyoming
Kentucky North Dakota Reference Guide


*Additional states coming soon*


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