Optics Legislative Network
The Optics Legislative Network (OLN) is a collection of OSA members interested in U.S. public policy and legislative issues. This network of scientists, engineers and business professionals provides a voice for the optics and photonics community on the importance of R&D funding, science education, innovation and other science policy issues. Sign up today!
(Note: Non-OSA members can sign up for the OLN by emailing email@example.com.)
As a member of OLN, you will:
Receive e-mail alerts and updates on science-related policy issues.
Learn about opportunities to participate in OSA grassroots advocacy activities.
Get valuable tips, hints and resources on making your voice heard on Capitol Hill and beyond.
Examples of OLN Alert topics include:
Contact Your Legislator about R&D Funding Levels
SBIR Program Update
Status of America COMPETES legislation
Sign up for Capitol Hill Day
OLN is a way to ensure your members of Congress hear directly from you - a constituent scientist - on how legislation will impact your state/district.
OLN offers the opportunity to meet with your members of Congress through the annual Congressional Visits Day or local district visits.
OLN provides an easy way to add your input and scientific knowledge to the policy-making process.
If you have any questions about OLN, please email OSA's government relations team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in making public policy a part of your career?
Apply for OSA's Congressional Fellowships for the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill for one year.