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2023 Social Science Advocacy Day

Posted: 2/25/2023 (Conference)

Social Science Advocacy Day brings together social and behavioral scientists and science advocates from across the country to engage with policymakers in Congress about issues important to our community, such as federal funding. You will be teamed up with advocates from your home state and participate in a day of in-person meetings (Tuesday, April 25) with House and Senate offices on Capitol Hill. Through these meetings, your will share reasons why federal government support for social and behavioral science research is so critical and discuss how you and your institution can be helpful to your elected officials. Advocates will be given all the resources they need to have successful meetings, including a preparatory seminar on Monday, April 24, and all of your meetings will be scheduled for you. The only thing you need to do is come to Washington prepared to talk about why you ❤ social and behavioral science!

This fun, informative event is a must for anyone within the social and behavioral science community who cares about sustainable funding for our fields and who believe research should help inform sound public policy.

WHY should I participate?

This year promises to be a challenging one with a split Congress (Republicans leading the House, Democrats leading the Senate) and a new majority in the House of Representatives determined to make significant budget cuts government-wide. Funding for federal agencies and programs that support social and behavioral science research is never guaranteed, and that is especially try this year. COSSA needs all social scientists to lend their voices in support of funding for social and behavioral science research programs.

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Time: April 24-25, 2023

Location: Washington, DC