ASM collaborates and galvanizes scientists, stakeholders and the public across multiple sectors and at multiple levels to advance the field through evidence-based public policy. Participate by speaking directly with Congressional staffers (Hill Day), signing on to petitions or contacting your legislators.

Accepting Participants

Sign on to Action Alerts

Send and share ASM's action alerts highlighting timely legislative needs to advance the microbial sciences.


  • 5 minutes.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Customize, sign and send prewritten email to legislators. 
  • Share the opportunity with friends, family and colleagues.
  • Consent to receive follow up notifications (opt out anytime) that include legislative updates, newsletters and other opportunities to advocate for the microbial sciences.


  • Open to both ASM members and nonmembers.
  • Must provide zip code and email address.

Currently Closed

Participate in Hill Day

ASM’s Hill Day, organized by ASM's Advocacy department each Sept. provides a select number of applicants and invited members the opportunity to receive training in advocacy and meet with federal legislators and their staff on Capitol Hill.


  • 2-day, in-person meeting in Sept.
  • Pre-Hill Day training calls and opportunities.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Attend required training sessions.
  • Learn and speak about ASM policy principles and specific legislative asks.
  • Potential to author website, social media or video content about the experience.


  • ASM members in the U.S. who submit an application.
  • No advocacy or political experience required.

Application Process

  • Applications for Hill Day open each Jan. Stay tuned to ASM emails and social media channels for updates.