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Advocacy Resources

Members of the mathematical sciences community can voice concerns about and appreciation for Congressional action by writing to members of Congress, visiting with them either in Washington, DC or in their home district, and writing opinion pieces for local media. In preparation, you may want to read about AMS policy priorities.

  • Join one of our letter- writing campaigns. Using our "Take Action" tool only takes a few minutes to reach your members of Congress! 
  • Visit your congressional delegation. Members of Congress love meeting their constituents. Successful meetings often include small groups, and meetings can take place in members' home district or in Washington, DC. You can read about AMS policy priorities. We develop materials for you to use to "leave behind," as well as to get ideas for talking points. The documents are intended to serve as resources for AMS members and others in the math community interested in advocating on these topics. They do not necessarily represent the views of all AMS members.

    These materials are developed by the AMS Office of Government Relations, with input from AMS policy committee members, and other staff. They are also informed by discussions with government relations offices of our sister scientific professional societies. Given that these documents point to ongoing Congressional Activity, they are reviewed and updated regularly.

Feel free to reach out to AMS Director of Government Relations Karen Saxe if you would like to plan a visit. You can also prepare by reading our Hill visits basics.

Your members of Congress will each have a website, providing contact information for local and Washington, DC offices. Here is how to find your representative, and your senators.

Show your support for mathematics and the profession by taking action on important policy and legislative issues. Your voice is powerful, use it today!

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