Policy & Advocacy

 

The APS Office of Government Affairs (OGA) was established to facilitate communication between physicists, the public, and government on scientific issues of concern to APS members and to the nation as a whole.

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Reports & Studies

POPA Reports
The APS Panel on Public Affairs initiates in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues.

APS Studies
APS has undertaken a number of studies of timely technical issues as part of its role to serve emerging public needs.

APS Statements

APS Statements are public policy statements that undergo a meticulous process of draft and review, including receiving comments from APS members, before being voted on by APS Council at one of its semiannual meetings.

Five Sigma Physicists

APS members lauded for outstanding advocacy.

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Five Sigma

Pointers for Sending Messages to Members of Congress

  1. Electronic submission is preferred.
  2. Individualizing your letter is not essential, but we ask that you make minor edits to the subject line and the first line of the text of each email.
  3. If you are a government employee, please do not use government resources to send a communication.

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Op-Eds by APS Member Volunteers

APS works with members to publish op-eds in their local newspapers. View Archive

Signal Boost

Signal Boost is a monthly email from the American Physical Society on the latest science policy news, perspectives, and pathways for action.
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Congressional Science Fellowship

These fellowships provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress. The application deadline is on December 15.

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