ASM Action Center

ASM has your back on journal access, career advice and connecting you to the global community of microbiologists. Now ASM is making it easy and providing opportunities for members to advocate for evidence-based scientific policy. 
Do you have questions about how legislators and federal agencies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? ASM's Policy and Advocacy team is here to help. 
ASM has developed several factsheets to help you advocate for high-profile issues in the microbial sciences. These educational factsheets are designed for you to share with a non-scientific audience, such as policymakers and government officials, and to augment formal requests for science policy and funding. If you have any questions about these factsheets, please email

Factsheets are available for download on the following topics: