OpticsLegislative


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 public-policy@osa.org.)

As a member of the OLN, you will:

  • Receive timely email 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.

Why participate?

  • Ensure your members of Congress hear directly from you - a constituent scientist - on how legislation will impact your state/district.
  • Opportunity to meet with your members of Congress through the annual Congressional Visits Day or local district visits.
  • Add your input and scientific knowledge to the policy-making process.

If you have any questions about OLN, please contact OSA's Government Relations Team.