Meet with Your Lawmakers This Summer and Help Inform Science Policy!

From Washington to ASPT show lawmakers how science gets done.

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists is pleased to announce that it is once again joining with the American Institute of Biological Sciences to sponsor the 11th annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event.

This national initiative is an opportunity for scientists across the country to meet with their federal or state elected officials to showcase the people, facilities, and equipment that are required to support and conduct scientific research.

The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists and graduate students to meet with their elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC. Participants may either invite an elected official to tour their research facility or can meet at the lawmaker's local office. Meetings will take place mid-July through October, depending on the participant's schedule.

ASPT members who participate will receive one-on-one support and online training to prepare them for their tour or meeting.

We encourage our members to participate in this important event. Participation is free for ASPT members, but registration is required.

Registration will close on July 10, 2019. To register, visit

For more information, contact (Janelle Burke or directly contact the AIBS Public Policy Manager (Dr. Jyotsna Pandey, 202-628-1500 x 250).


Andrew Pais

ASPT Environment and Public Policy Committee Chair