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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.
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.
DEI Virtual Advocacy Days – 15-26 June (Training 9 June)
Join other scientists in advancing federal legislation that seeks to increase diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in science through virtual meetings scheduled with your elected officials June 15-26.
As a registered participant, you will receive information and training needed to make your virtual meetings a success—from how to research your Member of Congress, to guidance on scheduling virtual meetings with your elected officials and staff, and more. A recording of our virtual training can be found here (part 1) and here (part 2). The training covered of DEI in science, current federal DEI legislation, how to craft your message to your policymakers and tips for successful meetings. You can also amplify your message to your policymakers on Twitter, Facebook and other social media using our social media toolkit.
AGU will host advocacy days throughout the year, but you can reach out virtually to your lawmakers anytime.
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!
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