Advocacy

AIA is the voice of architecture to legislators at the federal, state, and local level. Here you can engage your legislators and use AIA tools and resources to develop skills as an advocate to build power for architects.

Policy Platform 2020

The inaugural 2020 AIA Policy Platform serves as a statement on AIA's policy priorities for the final U.S. presidential candidates and Congressional policy makers. Importantly, the platform's development is based on policy objectives, not partisanship, to encourage federal policy makers to join hands and work together for the good of the American people.

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2020 Political convention & pre-election analysis

On September 2, the AIA Board of Directors, Government Advocacy Committee, and ArchiPAC hosted a post-convention webinar. The event featured a conversation covering the 2020 political conventions (and elections) with two of AIA's very own political experts: Well-known DC pundit, Republican John Feehery from EFB Advocacy, and former U.S. representative Jim Turner Democrat of Texas from Hance Scarborough, LLP. They provided political analysis and shared their views on what the conventions mean for architects. If you missed it, you can still access the recording.

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Architects Action Center

Use the Architect Action Center to learn more about AIA’s top policy priorities and communicate with your federal and state legislators.

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Get Involved

By taking action, being involved in their communities, and engaging legislators, Citizen Architects are the driving force behind AIA’s advocacy efforts.

November Citizen Architect – Valarie Franklin, AIA, NCARB

Nashville, Tenn., is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States. Citizen Architect Valarie Franklin has used her knowledge to help shape Music City’s growth by envisioning spaces that appeal to the diverse communities they serve and that contribute to the culture and vitality of one of America’s most storied towns. Franklin is especially passionate about lending her voice to help solve problems that impact underserved and underrepresented citizens who have seen their neighborhoods change rapidly.

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