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Some of you have expressed concerns about how to meet and greet your legislators. You can download (in PDF format) some tips about how to talk with your elected officials, what to write about, and how to write a letter to a local newspaper about an important topic. Legislative advocacy is essential to accomplishing the goals of the Association.

Tips on Meeting with your elected officials
How to write a letter to your elected officials
Lobbying Tips by Peter Newbould, of the APA Practice Organization
Writing a letter to the editor

If you are a member of the American Psychological Association, and the APA Practice Organization, you can access legislation and regulations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Congress through a unique service by going to the APA Practice Organization (APAPO) website pages at

The APAPO and State Net provide electronic access to state legislation and regulations on issues relevant to practitioners.

These reports provide a look at legislation and regulations in a variety of issue areas, including: licensure and scope of practice, reimbursement, hospital practice, mental health parity, prescriptive authority, healthcare reform, and more.This is really cool!

You can also find more information by going to the APA Practice Organization website pages at

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