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The American Chemical Society is committed to keeping its members informed of legislation that may impact the chemical enterprise and to bringing the expertise of ACS members to bear on science policy.
The Legislative Action Network (LAN) is the Society’s electronic grassroots program for updating members on federal legislation and facilitating contact with members of Congress.
Act4Chemistry is Your Entry Point for Advocacy
If you want to stay informed and weigh in on high-priority issues that may impact the chemical enterprise, Act4Chemistry is the place to get started.
What is Act4Chemistry?
- ACS’ legislative network with 15,000+ members.
- Suite of tools and programs that provides support to individual members, local sections, state committees, and other groups.
- An easy way to advocate for chemistry and takes only minutes to join!
Legislation that may impact the chemical enterprise comes before Congress on a regular basis, and ACS is committed to keeping its members informed and encouraging them to weigh in on high-priority issues.
One of the main ways we do this is through Act4Chemistry.
Act4Chemistry — ACS’ legislative network — is suite of programs and tools that allows members to become involved in advocacy at the state and federal levels. It provides support to individual members, local sections, state committees, and other groups. Individual members can become involved at different levels of commitment and increase their strengths as advocates by joining advocacy groups.
Currently, Act4Chemistry gives over 15,000 ACS members an easy, effective way to voice opinions to legislators. It is one of the most effective groups in the ACS. In 2008, Act4Chemistry members sent 11,500 letters to policy makers on issues like science and math education.
Act4Chemistry focuses primarily on federal science education and R&D policy, but also addresses environment, workplace, and technological competitiveness.