Psychologists, Make Your Voice Heard Beyond the Ballot Box

The midterm elections are over, and we all know that voting is a vital means to make our voices heard. But it’s not the only way. Psychologists have the expertise, skills, and opportunity to engage in needed and productive advocacy to advance the issues that are important to us, both locally and nationally.

This advocacy includes meeting with elected representatives to express concerns and support for initiatives. Meeting with your representatives may seem like a daunting and intimidating task if you’ve never done it before, but APA offers useful online advocacy training, tools, and a variety of resources to help you prepare for your meetings

Six Essential Lessons You Learn from Working on Capitol Hill as an APA Congressional Fellow

  By Meghann Galloway, PhD & Laura Knudtson, PhD (2017-2018 APA Congressional Fellows)   Pinch me… is this a dream? Am I really here? Did I actually just ride the elevator with Bernie Sanders? Was Lisa Murkowski ahead of me in line for coffee?   The novelty of working as an APA Congressional Fellow in […]

“All Politics is Local”: 5 Simple Tips for Becoming a Better Advocate

Interest in our political process has dramatically increased across the U.S. since the last election. People want accountability from their elected representatives and are ready to engage on complex issues such as health care coverage, immigration, and tax reform. The demand for grassroots advocacy training has grown along with this increased engagement. Here are some tips to help you get started.