The Need for Science Advocacy and How to Get Started

Recorded On: 05/06/2020

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This initial webinar in the advocacy series will highlight why advocating for genetics and genomics research is important, and present examples of how one can get involved in advocacy, including: engaging with Members of Congress via an action alert, phone call, or face-to-face meeting; inviting a Member of Congress to one's lab; or writing a compelling op-ed or letter to the editor in a local newspaper. 
Overview of Presentation 

  • Learning how and why to become an ASHG Advocate 
  • Why advocacy is so important for scientists and genetics professionals 
  • How to get involved in advocacy 

Mary Woolley

President and CEO


Allison McCague, PhD

Science & Politics Fellow, Eagleton Institute of Politics

Rutgers University

Lynn Jorde, PhD (Moderator)

GPAC Chair

University of Utah


Recorded 05/06/2020
Recorded 05/06/2020