By advocating for (or against) legislative policy, the Association works to protect and preserve the interests of members.
Communicating with policymakers is a key part of the strategic plan. Leadership and staff work regularly work with members and colleagues to effectively represent the profession through engagement with legislators, media, and the public. Whether crafting messages for print or meeting face-to-face with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, AAA works to ensure that members are equipped with messages that resonate.
As a member society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), members are further represented by a powerful public affairs and advocacy organization. The FASEB Office of Public Affairs (OPA) works with AAA and other representatives of FASEB's member societies to develop and promote policies to advance research and education in the biological and biomedical sciences. FASEB focuses on priority areas of clinical and translational research, animals in research and education, training and career opportunities, and data science and informatics.