American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Member Advocacy

Why Advocate?

New legislation is always being introduced at the state and federal levels. While some of these bills improve the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology, some have a negative impact. Therefore, it's imperative for ASHA members to get involved. With a membership base of over 173,070, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Theresa Rodgers, ASHA's vice president for government relations and public policy (2012–2014), explains the necessity for ASHA members to advocate for themselves and the professions.

Looking for Some Motivation?

Check out these video clips of ASHA members sharing their success in advocacy.

See additional success stories featuring accomplishments at the local school district level by ASHA members just like you.

Have Just a Few Minutes?

In just a few minutes, you can log on and take action on the latest issues facing the professions on Capitol Hill. Log on to ASHA's Take Action site, select an issue, and "Take Action." We've done most of the work for you by drafting the letter. All you need to do is sign your name onto it. It's that simple.

Interested in Doing More?

Here are some links to more information.

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