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April 27

2021 Advocacy Day header

Join COSSA on April 27, 2021 to be part of the only annual, coordinated advocacy day in support of all of the social and behavioral sciences. Social Science Advocacy Day brings together social scientists and other science advocates from across the country to engage with policymakers. Last year, Advocacy Day went virtual and we will build on that experience in 2021 to give participants the ability to safely engage with their elected officials from home.

COSSA makes it easy to connect with your Congressional representatives from home.

You’ll be teamed up with other social scientists from your state to participate in a day of virtual meetings with House and Senate offices to share with them why federal support for social and behavioral science research is so important. We’ll provide you with multiple live and on-demand training opportunities 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 communicate your message to policymakers. Each team will also have the option of partnering with an experienced government relations professional who can guide you through your meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

Registration will open soon! Watch this page for updates.

Virtual Training Schedule

SERIES 1: Overview & Messaging
April 13-15, 2021 | Choose One to Attend 

Tuesday April 13, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Wednesday April 14, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Thursday April 15, 2:30-3:30 PM ET

SERIES 2: Logistics & Materials
April 20-22, 2021 | Choose One to Attend 

Tuesday April 20, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Wednesday April 21, 2:30-3:30 PM ET
Thursday April 22, 2:30-3:30 PM ET

SERIES 3: Final Questions & Practice
Monday, April 26, 2021 | OPTIONAL
12:00-1:00 PM ET
2:00-3:00 PM ET

Virtual Advocacy Day Meetings

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | ALL DAY

Materials for Advocacy Day

  State Funding Fact Sheets  


Fighting COVID-19 with Social Science

Recovering from COVID-19 & Building a Stronger Society

Sponsor Social Science 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 four free Advocacy Day registrations as well as the option to sponsor specific items, including our popular “I ❤ Social Science” giveaways. Check out our 2021 sponsorship opportunities here.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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2020 Social Science Advocacy Day
2019 Social Science Advocacy Day
2018 Science Policy Conference & Social Science Advocacy Day
2017 Science Policy Conference & Social Science Advocacy Day

2016 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day

2015 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day


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