Planners' Advocacy Network

Join the Network

Be a part of the engaged network of planning advocates shaping federal and state planning policy outcomes through APA. Membership in the Planners' Advocacy Network is free to APA members.

What's in It for You

  • Shape APA's policy and advocacy work
  • Receive regular policy updates coming out of Washington
  • Access to exclusive tips, training, and advocacy tools
  • Special registration rates for APA's annual Policy and Advocacy Conference

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Click the button, then check "Yes, include me in the Planners' Advocacy Network."

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Watch exclusive network webinars, learn how to best craft your message with advocacy 101 classes, read the Planners' Advocacy Network E-newsletters, and more.

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State Legislative Liaisons Network

APA's State Legislative Liaisons provide chapter members with updates and opportunities for action via legislative efforts at the state and federal levels.

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Advocate's Toolbox

Making an impact through advocacy can be daunting. As APA members, you have special access to this suite of tools needed to make a lasting impression on Capitol Hill, in state capitals, and beyond.

Emailing Elected Officials

Use this guide to send emails that convey a clear and timely message to elected officials.

Scheduling a Visit

Use this step-by-step guide to schedule a meeting with your elected officials in Washington or in the district office.

Planning a Site Visit

Use this check list to plan a site visit or tour for your elected officials.

Sample Scheduling Request

Use this template to request an in-person meeting with your elected official.

Sample Thank-You Note

Use this template to write your own personalized thank yous to your elected officials.

Advocacy Webinars

Get ideas for advocacy by watching these webinars.


We're Here For You

APA's policy staff is always available to help chapters, divisions, and members with legislative advocacy. Whether you need help with outreach to elected officials, coalition building, or resources developed for an upcoming conference, APA's policy staff can help.