Over the summer, the Public Affairs staff will also host a series of webinars to provide ASBMB members with advocacy training, so that you will be fully prepared to meet with your member of Congress and highlight the groundbreaking research happening in your own lab and at your institution, thanks to federal funding.
Webinar 1: Why advocacy is important - July 11 at 2PM Eastern
ASBMB President Jeremy Berg discusses the importance of advocacy and ASBMB Director of Public Affairs Benjamin Corb will give an explanation of the NIH funding process.
See the slides from webinar #1 here
Webinar 1 recording coming soon!
Webinar 2: Setting up your meeting - July 25 at 2PM Eastern
Get the tools you need to schedule and execute a meeting with your member of Congress. We’ll go over state- and district-specific data you can use in your meeting to show your member of Congress the health and economic impact of NIH funding.
See the slides from webinar #2 here
Webinar 2 recording coming soon!
Webinar 3: Getting the most out of your meeting - August 8 at 2PM Eastern
Learn the “17 cardinal rules of science advocacy” and how to apply them during your meeting. Hear from congressional staff members on the dos and don’ts of meeting with Congress.
Click here for the instructions to log-in to the webinar.