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April 27 - April 28

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, COSSA will transition Social Science Advocacy Day from a “fly-in” meeting to a “phone-in” meeting. Registered participants have been sent information on the new format via email. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Goodrich.

COSSA makes it easy to connect with your Congressional representatives.

The two-day event includes in-depth training and logistical support (including scheduling meetings with Congressional offices and providing an on-call expert to answer your day-of policy questions), as well as polished, up-to-date materials to help you bring your message to Capitol Hill. We’ll team you up with other advocates from your area and partner your group with an experienced government relations professional who will guide you through your meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

Here’s what last year’s participants had to say:

“I absolutely want to participate again! It is fantastic to do something so important for social sciences.”

“I feel like this event is an important form of service to our community of social scientists and also gives me great insights into the federal agency appropriations landscape.”

“This experience has helped to reinforce to me that personal conversation with our Congressman go far in helping them appreciate the kinds and value of social science research.”

Members only circleThis event is open only to individuals affiliated with a COSSA member organizationIf you are a member of or employed by one of COSSA’s organizations, you are eligible to participate. Click here to learn more about how your organization can become a member of COSSA and take advantage of our members-only opportunities.


Sponsor Advocacy Day

Sponsors help COSSA to defray the costs of our Advocacy Day, while providing organizations with additional visibility among colleagues in the social and behavioral science and higher education communities. COSSA is offering a variety of sponsorship packages this year, including the ability to get up to two free Advocacy Day registrations as well as the option to sponsor specific items and events, such as a our evening reception or our popular “I ❤ Social Science” giveaways. Check out our 2020 sponsorship opportunities here.

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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April 27
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Spire Conference Center
750 1st St NE
Washington, DC United States