Policy and Advocacy

How Congress and the Administration Can Advance Inclusive, Smart Planning Policy

Introducing our Legislative Priorities and Infrastructure Principles

APA's Board of Directors recently adopted a new slate of legislative priorities, and with them a set of nine guiding infrastructure principles, to shape legislative action on key planning issues in 2017.

APA Statement on FY 2018 Federal Budget Proposal

On March 16, President Trump proposed eliminating and severely cutting funding for key community development, transportation, and economic development programs. APA calls on Congress to reject these cuts and support essential investments in the future of our communities.

Planners' Advocacy Network

The best way to shape federal planning policy outcomes through APA.

Free for all APA members, Network members enjoy:

Join the Network by visiting the Advocacy & Interests section of My APA and checking the box "Yes, Include me in the Planners' Advocacy Network."

Advocate's Toolbox

All the tools you need to make your voice heard on key planning issues.

What's Inside:

  • Advocacy resources
  • Best practices
  • Members-only webinars
  • Success stories
  • Amicus Curiae resources

Legislative Action Center

Use this resource to connect directly with elected officials and take action on pending legislation that impacts planning.

Actions to take now:

Tip: Get started by watching our quick "how to" video.

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