ASM Action Center
Take the Message to Congress
When advocating for science, it is particularly important that the messages be clearly presented, compelling to nonscientists and based on scientific evidence. The American Society for Microbiology Office of Public Affairs has created the following guide to help you communicate with Congress.
Supporting robust and sustained federal funding for research is necessary to give the United States a fighting chance against infectious diseases like COVID-19, as well as to advance plant, animal and human health and the health of our environment. Please write to your members of Congress today to tell them to support robust funding across the research ecosystem.
Effectively combating COVID-19 means increased funding for testing, contact tracing, and providing healthcare workers with adequate protection. The House of Representatives HEROES Act would provide $75 billion in funds, while the Senate HEALS Act would only offer $16 billion. Write your members of Congress today to tell them to support emergency funding for COVID-19 testing at the highest levels possible!
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.
Factsheets are available for download on the following topics:
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
AMR in Agriculture
Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD)
Microbial Sciences in Agriculture