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Join us for a Congressional Visits Day

Congressional Visits Day

Each year, AGU sponsors Congressional Visits Days (CVDs), which brings our members to Washington, D.C. to meet with policymakers or provides the opportunity to meet at home in their Congressional districts. Attendees participate in a workshop with AGU staff, or a webinar for districts visits, before meeting with members of Congress or their staff to discuss the importance of federally funded scientific research.

 

If you are interested in learning about any of these events, contact us for more information or use our toolkit to learn about meeting with your member of Congress

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AGU Virtual Advocacy Days

Even from home, you can still make a difference and share your science with policymakers – virtually! Join scientists and educators from across the Earth and space sciences and connect virtually with Members of Congress to discuss critical issues and legislation. AGU Virtual Advocacy Days consist of training from AGU staff and guidance on how to set up your own meetings with your policymakers. 

Upcoming Virtual Advocacy Days

Learn about  AGU Virtual Advocacy Days

Learn more about how AGU Virtual Advocacy Days work. Registering for our virtual events is quick and easy and will give you access to relevant information and skills-building resources.

All registered participants will be emailed resources to help make their virtual meetings a success—from information on researching your Member of Congress, to guidance on scheduling your virtual meetings, and much more. You will also attend an virtual training led by AGU staff, where you will hone your skills and confidence in communicating with policymakers and learn more about the event’s focused issues. A recording of the workshop will be made available for participants.

Your virtual meetings with elected officials and staff will coincide with your colleague’s meetings to raise visibility of the issue. Information on how to schedule the meetings, including an email template, will be included in the event packet.

During the event’s designated day(s), you will attend your scheduled virtual meetings to share the value of your science and begin building a relationship with your policymakers.

Check back soon for event specific opportunities or visit AGU’s Policy Action Center for current opportunities to engage policymakers virtually!

  • AGU Congressional Visits Days bring together scientists and educators from across geosciences disciplines to share the wonder and value of Earth and space science with key legislators. 
  • Each year AGU co-sponsors a Climate Science Congressional Visits Day to connect legislators with climate experts from their districts, to ensure policymakers receive the best possible climate science information from trusted sources. Climate Science Day 2020 is currently postponed. Check back for updates.
  • With a district visit, you can also show your legislators the value of your science during congressional recesses when your policymakers are home in your district. AGU hosts a summer webinar to help you prepare for district visits.
  • Every year, AGU co-sponsors Geoscience Congressional Visits Day. Join AGU and other Earth and space science societies as we meet with congressional offices to share critical geoscience information. This event allows ESS scientists to build relationships with policymakers to advance science.
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Register for a Congressional Visits Day

Join AGU on a Congressional Visits Day and make a lasting impact on science funding and policy issues.
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