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Congressional Briefing: Demographic Insights into COVID-19

On April 23, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored its first (virtual) congressional briefing of 2021. The briefing, “Living, Working, Dying: Demographic Insights into COVID-19,” featured the work of four population scientists : Dr. Noreen Goldman, Princeton University; Dr....

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Population Scientists Participate in First Virtual Advocacy Day

On March 8, population scientists representing 10 states participated in over 40 meetings with congressional offices as part of the 2021 PAA Virtual Advocacy Day. The meetings, which PAA sponsors annually, are an important opportunity to inform staff in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of...

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Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) Presented 2020 PAA Excellence in Public Service Award

On Tuesday, November 17, PAA virtually presented the 2020 Excellence in Public Service Award to Senator Gary Peters from Michigan.* Several PAA members from Michigan, as well as PAA President Eileen Crimmins and PAA Director of Government Affairs Mary Jo Hoeksema, attended the virtual...

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America’s Rising Diversity and the Changing Demographics of Presidential Politics

On October 8, PAA member Dr. William Frey , Brookings Institution and University of Michigan, presented a webinar, “America’s Rising Diversity and The Changing Demographics of Presidential Politics,” to staff at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The webinar was attended by 242 GAO...

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Thank You for Your Action on COVID & Census

Thank you, PAA Members, for your action on COVID relief funding and Census issues. This summer PAA issued three action alerts and more than 1,100 PAA members responded with action sending over 2,456 messages (these alerts only targeted members of the Senate). The most recent alert focused on...

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PAA & APC Bring Legislative Priorities to Capitol Hill

On March 2, PAA and APC leaders travelled to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional Staff and deliver critical request in advance of the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations deliberations. PAA immediate pas president John Casterline, APC President Kate Cagney and Government and Public Affairs...


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PAA Advocacy Day, April 22

Join PAA for a one-day, high impact event mobilizing you and scores of your fellow members to advocate on behalf of PAA legislative priorities. On Wednesday, April 22, advance on Capitol Hill and meet with members of Congress, and their staff, to discuss issues such as the 2020 Census, funding...


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Drawing a Line: How We Measure Poverty and Why it Matters

On July 23, over one hundred congressional staffers took a break from the summer heat to attend PAA's Capital Hill briefing, and ice cream social, "Drawing a Line: How We Measured Poverty and Why it Matters." The briefing featured presentations regarding the practical and policy implications of...


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PAA Cosponsoring Rally For Medical Research, Washington, DC, September 22

Held every September, this Capitol Hill Day event continues the momentum established in 2013, and includes nearly 300 national organizations coming together in support of the Rally for Medical Research. Learn More #latest-news #capitol-hill-activities


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Congressional Briefing Showcased American Time Use Survey

On May 2, 2016, the Population Association of America (PAA) sponsored a congressional briefing, “Where Does the Time Go? Understanding Overwhelmed Working Families through the American Time Use Survey.” The event was organized with support from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and cosponsored...