Federal Advocacy Networks
Join the Advocacy Network
ASHA's effectiveness on Capitol Hill hinges on your willingness to participate in our advocacy efforts. Network members receive regular updates on federal legislation impacting the professions, updates on events occurring in your area,and informational alerts on key legislative and political breaking news. We strongly encourage you to use this information to build relationships with your lawmakers and contact them on issues important to you and the clients you serve.
Become a Grassroots Captain
Take the extra step in protecting your future and become a Grassroots Captain. As a Captain, you take a lead role in helping to shape federal policy that has a real impact on Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists and work directly with ASHA staff in engaging your colleagues in the legislative and political processes.
Get Involved with ASHA-PAC
ASHA-PAC operates three contributor clubs for eligible ASHA members. ASHA-PAC is funded through voluntary, individual contributions from ASHA members only. We cannot accept contributions from corporations, non-ASHA members, and non-U.S. citizens.
Government Relations and Public Policy Board
The Government Relations and Public Policy Board (GRPPB) develops the Association's annual public policy agenda (PPA) for adoption by the Board of Directors; assures that the strategic needs and interests of ASHA members are represented in the Association's annual PPA; provides ongoing coordination of communication with other ASHA committees, councils, boards, members, and state speech-language-hearing associations; and makes recommendations to and work with the National Office staff to develop strategies to achieve the public policy agenda of the Association.
Political Action Committee Board
Members of the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board are appointed by the ASHA Board of Directors and serve a four-year term. The Board is charged with raising funds to assist in the nomination or election of individuals to national office; encouraging speech-language pathologists and audiologists to understand the institution and procedures of government; and promoting the interests of the professions a by facilitating the participation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in the political process.