February 18, 2021

A new webinar & new opportunity to engage U.S. policymakers

Posted by Caitlin Bergstrom

Capitol Dome in Washington, DC

2021 has brought with it a new Congress and a new U.S. administration, which means new opportunities to engage policymakers and share with them the value of the Earth and space sciences.


Join our upcoming webinar


Whether you are new to science policy and want to learn more about federal policy processes or are experienced but just want to improve the effectiveness of your engagements, AGU and its partners have you covered.


Our webinar—New Year, New Congress! What You Need to Know about Getting Involved— hosted by AGU, the Geological Society of America, Seismological Society of America and Soil Science Society of America will take place on Friday, 19 February from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.  The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from government affairs leaders and congressional staff, as they provide a short introduction to how the government works, discuss how to contact staff members, relay how to create an effective message and give tips and tricks of what to do after a congressional meeting.  Be sure to reserve your spot and register today!


Welcome the new Congress and introduce yourself


The 117th Congress was sworn in on 3 January and has already been busy laying out priorities and drafting legislation. Introducing yourself now will help ensure science stays on the minds of your policymakers as they set their priorities for the new Congress.


AGU’s Policy Action Center will automatically connect you with your members of Congress and auto-populates an email for you to send. Whether your members of Congress are new or returning this year, we strongly encourage you to use this opportunity to introduce yourself and let them know that you’re available as a resource to them. It is also a great opportunity to communicate to them the issue that matter most to you. Take two minutes and engage your members of Congress today!