Learn more about our advocacy and how you can get involved
Today’s political environment is partisan, turbulent, and hard to navigate. Despite this challenge, the Endocrine Society works with the U.S. Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and global policymakers to influence the legislative and regulatory policies affecting endocrine-related research and practice.
We advocate for our members and the work that you do. Our policy priorities include:
- Increasing funding for biomedical research;
- Improving regulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs);
- Increasing physician payment;
- Reducing the prevalence of diabetes and obesity;
- Identifying solutions to make insulin more affordable;
- Protecting access to care for women and transgender people; and
- Understanding the impact of climate on health.
We encourage our member clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic scientists to use your voices to advocate for these policy priorities.
Here are some ways that you can make your voice heard:
- Participate in an online campaign – Join our online advocacy campaigns (US and EU) to send a letter to your elected officials.
Sending a message takes a minute but will have a significant impact – receiving 10 messages about an issue can result in a policymaker prioritizing it.
- Meet with your elected officials – We bring our members to meet virtually or in-person with their elected officials in Washington, D.C., and in Brussels about timely legislative issues.
These meetings are an opportunity to call for action, form a relationship with a policy maker, and increase the visibility of the Endocrine Society.
- Write a letter to the editor – Letters to the editor are an opportunity to comment on articles, editorials, and advertisements appearing in local newspapers.
Letters to the editor are read by lawmakers and community leaders to gauge public sentiment about current issues in the news.
- Join our social media campaigns – Visit @TheEndoSociety on Twitter for posts that you can retweet.
Policymakers are active on twitter and see when you tag them in a post. We create social media toolkits with sample posts that you can share to reach your members of Congress.
- Sign-up for advocacy news and updates – To stay up to date on our advocacy activities and learn how you can get involved, read our weekly advocacy update www.endocrine.org/advocacy-in-action. To have weekly updates sent directly to you, email [email protected].
Please visit www.endocrine.org/advocacyaccomplishments to learn more details about our advocacy accomplishments and for ways to make your voice heard.