Policy Statements

APS statements articulate our enduring positions on topics relevant to the physics community and guide our activities, including authorizing our federal advocacy efforts.

Statements are crafted through a meticulous review process that ensures APS leaders' and members' voices are heard, and all statements must be approved by the APS Council of Representatives. The review process for any statement may be started at any time if deemed necessary by the Panel on Public Affairs, and at least once every five years.

Education

National policy

Human rights

Ethics and values

Board Statements by topic

In instances when a current event or other situation arises that require a quick response from APS leadership, APS may issue a Board Statement. Unlike APS Statements, which undergo a thorough review and adoption process, Board Statements go through an expedited process. Board Statements may be submitted for the full review process to become an APS Statement.

Education

National policy

Human rights

Ethics and values

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Suggested by our members and physics community leaders, APS statements set our priorities and authorize our advocacy work.

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