ESA in DC
ESA’s public and science policy initiatives focus on raising awareness of the importance of the entomological sciences in policy discussions, educating policymakers, and providing our members with a voice in science policy debates. This is YOUR science policy program. Help us to meet your needs by sharing your thoughts and comments.
ESA contracts with Lewis Burke Associates (LBA) in Washington D.C. to represent the Society's interests on Capitol Hill, and with federal Agencies. The LBA team serves as the ESA lead for all federal advocacy including members of Congress, the Administration, and agency leaders. The LBA team drafts the Science Policy Newsletter, represents ESA at various coalitions, meets with lawmakers and their staffs on ESA's behalf, participates on calls with the Science Policy Committee, and monitors federal activities for impact on ESA's most active policy issues. The Society also retains a Subject Matter Expert who serves as liaison to the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs.
The tiered agenda guides the Society's science policy program and the most critical meetings and communication. Activities can be viewed by reviewing the chronological list of advocacy activities or in the Science Policy Newsletter.