Advocacy: A Multi-Pronged Approach

With over 30,000 members representing 26 disciplines, ASM has a unique voice in advocating for the sciences. Our effective advocacy is based on a multi-pronged approach, addressing the interconnectedness of policy development, policymaker outreach and grassroots initiatives, with communications cutting across the three components.

ASM Policy Framework

The American Society for Microbiology is committed to advocating for public policies that are rooted in science. As a core part of its mission, ASM leads, collaborates, and galvanizes scientists, stakeholders, and the public to advance the field through evidence-based public policy.

ASM Calls on Congress to Reject the President’s FY 2021 Budget Request

  • Feb. 10, 2020
ASM calls on Congress to reject the proposed cuts and enact funding levels in FY 2021 that allow us to seize the tremendous opportunities in science and innovation and address our pressing public health needs.

ASM Stands Up for Global Science

  • Feb. 6, 2020
In light of recent events, ASM reaffirms its commitment to global collaboration in science. Read our latest statement.

ASM Action Center

ASM is making it easy and providing opportunities for members to advocate for evidence-based scientific policy. 

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