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Member Interest in Public Policy is Key to PPB's Success

The APS Public Policy Board (PPB) provides scientific input on public policy issues to increase the awareness of the science of plant pathology with policy makers and agency personnel. APS member involvement is key to PPB's efforts. Consider these suggestions for increasing your involvement in APS publi​c policy initiatives. 

Tell PPB About Your Interest​
If you're not sure how to help with public policy initiatives, take this quick survey and a PPB board member will contact you about how you can be more involved.

Learn More about Key Plant Pathology Issues
Staying informed is essential for effectiveness. PPB has prepared several resources on the major initiatives currently in progress for you to download and review. Members are encouraged to use these materials as handouts for legislators or as references for letters and phone calls.​

Communicate with Congress

​Contact Your SenatorsContact Your House Representatives                 

​Sending personalized letters, e-mails, and faxes, as well as making phone calls to congressional staff, are effective methods for communicating with Congress. Follow these tips to get started.

  • Plan a Trip to D.C.
    Keep these simple steps in mind to ensure a successful visit with your legislators.
  • Stay Informed

    Trying to find contact information for your Senators and Representatives, need to look up a quick federal register item, want updates on the latest legislative activities, this site provides useful public policy related links you'll want to visit regularly.

  • Tell PPB About Your Efforts
    Your efforts are critical to PPB's initiatives. Fill out this quick form to let PPB know about your recent or planned public policy efforts for plant pathology.

Conta​​ct PPB ​
The PPB invites your input an​d participation. A full listing of the current PPB board is provided. Feel free to contact any of the members listed.