Congressional Visit Day (CVD) is the kickoff advocacy event for APS each year, bringing dozens of APS members to Capitol Hill, in person or virtually, to be a voice for the physics community to Congress. Meetings with constituents are one of the most effective ways to influence the decisions of legislators and, for the last several years, APS members have been incredible advocates for physics on Capitol Hill.
Each APS member who attends CVD goes through an extensive training and preparation process. They are dedicated advocates who learn the ins and outs of APS’ policy priorities so that they can speak about them to their elected officials.
Last year, every issue that our advocates raised with members of Congress resulted in pieces of legislation being introduced to address the issue. This is not common in advocacy and it speaks to how incredible our member advocates are.
CVD attendance is by invitation only.