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 - use your address to see which members of Congress represent you.

How to Schedule a Local Congressional Meeting - Step by step instructions to help you contact your members of Congress and schedule a local meeting. If you need help or more information, feel free to email the Science Policy Office staff at

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

Materials to use in your meetings:

  1. Importance of federal investments in research
  2. Impacts of the USDA AFRI program
  3. Value of Geoscience research
  4. Support the International Year of Soils and the congressional soils resolution
  5. State fact sheets