CRA Advocacy Tools and Services
The Computing Research Association offers multiple tools and services to allow our members to actively make the case for computing research.
Computing Research Advocacy Network
Join a mailing list to receive action items and email updates about what is happening in Washington.
Leadership in Science Policy Institute
Where computing researchers can get educated on how science policy in the U.S. is formulated and how our government works..
Congressional Visit Days
We also provide resources for conducting meetings with Members of Congress and their staff, to advocate for computing research.
Additionally, CRA is a member of multiple coalitions of organizations in Washington that attempt to influence policy. These coalitions range from the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), a group of over 120 organizations who advocate for increased NSF funding; to the Task Force on American Innovation, an alliance of high-tech companies, research universities, and scientific societies who are concerned about funding at NSF, DOE, and NIST. CRA works with these organizations to stay informed on pressing issues, to pool resources when necessary, and to hold briefings, exhibitions, and other events for Congressional staff on assorted topics.
If you have any questions concerning our advocacy tools and services, please contact Brian Mosley in the CRA Government Affairs Office.
Examples of CRA Advocacy Materials:
Below are many examples of the advocacy materials that CRA uses in our advocacy efforts.