Planners' Advocacy Network
Be Part of the Action
APA's Network of engaged planning advocates are working to shape federal and state policy outcomes.
Influence Housing Policy Now
- Share APA's six-point Planning Home Action Agenda with your state representative, senator, and governor.
- Urge your US representative and senators to support the highest possible funding levels for critical housing and community development programs like CDBG, HOME, and Choice Neighborhoods.
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
Click the button, then check "Yes, include me in the Planners' Advocacy Network."
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.
Use this guide to send emails that convey a clear and timely message to elected officials.
Use this step-by-step guide to schedule a meeting with your elected officials in Washington or in the district office.
Use this check list to plan a site visit or tour for your elected officials.
Use this template to request an in-person meeting with your elected official.
Use this template to write your own personalized thank yous to your elected officials.
Get ideas for advocacy by watching these webinars.