The Local Section Government Affairs Committees (GACs) and State Government Affairs programs are grassroots member advocacy groups
that allow members to work together to:*
If you want to get more involved with ACS member advocacy, there’s a program that’s right for you!
GACs are formed within ACS Local Sections to facilitate interaction between Local Section members and elected officials on policy issues that affect chemists. They engage primarily in federal policy, and members serve as ACS’ “precinct captains” for advocacy.
State Government Affairs empowers ACS members to advocate on issues at the state level and to impact state legislation and programs that advance science. They provide ACS members with opportunities to engage in state policy activities and directly with state policymakers.
As of November 2010, 100 ACS Local Sections have GACs; and there are six State Government Affairs groups.
Find an Advocacy Group Near You
Select a state on the map to find an advocacy group near you, as well as, state-related policy information.
How to Plan Activities
Find tips and advice for speaking to lawmakers.