APB Informs, Advises, and Advocates
APB informs and advise government, and the public of the potential impact of policy and legislation on biological resources. APB also advocates on behalf of its members, and guides dialogue on timely issues with members, affiliated associations and other external parties. APB has developed policy to establish the criteria and define the process to be followed when the Association engages in advocacy. Details are presented in the “Professional Biology Advocacy Policy”. While there may be many issues and opportunities of interest to individual members, the APB will restrict its direct advocacy to activities consistent with the Association’s mission and purpose.
For details on previous advocacy activities and press releases by APB, please see: Your APB Voice – Communications and Press Releases.
How to advocate with APB
BY JOINING THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE:
Members of APB are welcome to volunteer and join the Advocacy Committee and help the Association in opening dialogues on Biology issues. Joining the APB Advocacy Committee will provide opportunities to participate more broadly, and to collaborate with other professional associations and partners of APB.
BY JOINING THE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM:
Members with expertise in various fields of applied biology can volunteer their time and expertise, and assist the APB in crafting position statements on various issues. A number of members from diverse expertise backgrounds have stepped forward to form what became nicknamed the APB’s “Rapid Response Team.
Please contact the APB office to join the Advocacy Committee or the Rapid Response Team (firstname.lastname@example.org; 250-483-4283).
THROUGH ONLINE FORUM:
Participate in individual advocacy projects via BioServe postings. Find out what other biology professionals are thinking! Discuss timely applied biology topics and issues. For more information on how to use Bioserve please see: About Bioserve.
BY SUBMITTING A REQUEST:
Submit a request with the Advocacy Committee on a biology issue you would like the Association to consider for advocacy activities.
Please contact the APB office to submit a request with the Advocacy Committee (email@example.com; 250-483-4283).