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Effective Advocacy

APA is committed to providing members with an array of convenient and useful resources to help them carry the planning message to Congress and state legislatures, starting with an advocacy network based on APA's state chapters. Legislative liaisons in each chapter can help coordinate members' legislative advocacy for both federal and state priorities.

There are several ways to get involved. Start by signing up to receive the latest information and alerts when action is needed through the Legislative Action Network.  You may also want to contact your legislative liaison or other state's legislative liaisons to find out what is happening on the state level and what you can do to help. 

Legislative Action Network

Sign up to receive e-mail legislative alerts and get involved.

Planners' Day on Capitol Hill  

APA's annual event enables members to deliver the planning message to congressional representatives in local districts across the country.

Legislative Liaison Directory

APA's Legislative Network is made up of legislative liaisons from each APA Chapter.

APA's policy staff is always available to help chapters, divisions, and individual members with legislative advocacy. Whether you need help with media relations, coalition building, or policy research, APA's policy staff can help. Contact Government Affairs for assistance.