Planners' Advocacy Network

Be Part of the Action

APA's Network of engaged planning advocates is working to shape federal and state policy outcomes.

APA Advocacy Action Day

Our first-ever Advocacy Action Day is Tuesday, August 20. Bolster our message:

  • Tell your House and Senate members what planners want to see prioritized in the nation's next surface transportation bill. 
  • Urge your U.S. senators to support the highest possible T-HUD funding levels for critical transportation programs like BUILD (formerly TIGER) and transit capital grants in FY2020. 

Use our Advocacy Action Day toolkit, which includes a logo, social media graphics, and social media copy, to spread the word!

A National Network for Engagement

Become a Stronger Advocate

Members of the Network enjoy access to exclusive issue briefings and tools designed to sharpen your advocacy skills. If you are a Network member, simply enter your APA ID and password to dive in.

Join the Network

Membership in the Planners' Advocacy Network is free to APA members.

What's in It for You

  • Influence federal and state policy outcomes
  • Receive regular policy updates coming out of Washington and state capitols
  • Meet with elected officials
  • Access exclusive tips, training, and advocacy tools
  • Enjoy special registration rates for APA's annual Policy and Advocacy Conference

Join Today

Click the button, then check "Yes, include me in the Planners' Advocacy Network."


Advocate's Toolbox

Making an impact through advocacy can be daunting. As APA members, you have special access to this suite of tools needed to make a lasting impression on Capitol Hill, in state capitals, and beyond.

Emailing Elected Officials

Use this guide to send emails that convey a clear and timely message to elected officials.

Scheduling a Visit

Use this step-by-step guide to schedule a meeting with your elected officials in Washington or in the district office.

Planning a Site Visit

Use this check list to plan a site visit or tour for your elected officials.

Sample Scheduling Request

Use this template to request an in-person meeting with your elected official.

Sample Thank You Note

Use this template to write your own personalized thank yous to your elected officials.