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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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NSF, OSTP Receive Visit from PAA & APC Representatives

March 2020 A delegation representing APC and PAA met with senior officials at the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) including Dr. Skip Lupia, Assistant Director, NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate on March 3,...


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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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PAA Members Take the Hill by Storm

The catchword “Storm-y” dominated both the news cycle and the local weather forecast in Washington, DC in late March, but for PAA advocates, it signaled their tireless determination to educate as many key congressional offices as possible during the 2018 PAA Advocacy Days. On March 19 and 20,...


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Population Scientists to Capitol Hill for some March Madness

March Madness took on a new context this year as a squad of a dozen PAA members from across the US converged on Capitol Hill March 16 & 17 to meet with and educate congressional staff about the contributions of population science to the nation’s well-being—and the critical role that federal...


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How Congress Uses Demographic Data

“How Congress Uses Demographic Data,” was the topic of a widely attended GPAC session at the PAA 2016 Annual Meeting, featuring speakers from four agencies within the congressional branch: the Congressional Research Service (CRS); the General Accountability Office (GAO), the Congressional Budget...


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PAA Meets with NIH Director

PAA/APC Director of Government Meets with NIH Director Dr. Collins On January 13, PAA/APC Director of Government Affairs, Mary Jo Hoeksema (pictured below fourth from right) met with the Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, and Director of the National Institute...