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.

Citizen Architect – Emily Roush-Elliott, AIA

A social impact architect, Roush-Elliott has worked in the United States (and abroad) to design and execute projects that improve public health, preserve affordable housing, and increase equity within the built environment. Through two organizations she has founded with her husband, builder Richard Elliott, Roush-Elliott currently works throughout the Mississippi Delta region to leverage their own creativity, public and private partnerships, and undervalued construction assets to enhance equity in rural underserved communities.

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