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The Honorable John Edward Porter

“You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands…”

—The Honorable John Edward Porter, Research!America Chair Emeritus

Representatives and politicians do listen to their constituents. That’s why it’s important to advocate for causes you support. Make your voice heard beyond the voting booth and let Congress know that funding for research is important; it’s important for the economy, for innovation, for medical advances, and for the future. You can be an effective advocate!

Advocacy 101:

Congressional Meetings 101

Writing a “Letter to the Editor” 101

Advocacy on LinkedIn 101

Preparing Written Testimony 101

Advocacy Resources: The 118th Congress

NIH and NSF Funding Levels for Members of the 118th Congress

Additional Tips and Tools:

Weigh in on Congressional Funding Priorities

Advocacy How-To: The Do’s and Don’ts of Advocacy

Advocacy FAQ

Sample Letter to the Editor

Craft an Email to Your Representatives

5 Easy Steps to Reach Your Congressional Candidates

Research Takes Cents Facts comparing consumer spending to research investment

Federal Research Agency Links:

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Food and Drug Administration

National Insitutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Mary Woolley

“We can’t rely on science to speak for itself; it’s something we have to give a face and a voice to – yours!”

—Mary Woolley, Research!America President and CEO,  Read bio