The Congressional Liaison Committee of the Coalition for the Life Sciences (CLS) was established in 1992 as a way to involve and take advantage of the energy and influence of the full memberships of the participating societies.
The CLC pioneered among biomedical scientists and continues to operate three main activities:
The CLC is operated by the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Genetics Society of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, and the Society for Neuroscience.
The CLC is organized around the schedules of busy scientists. CLC members advocate by:
Most scientists have little experience interacting with their elected officials and would prefer to leave such tasks to others. But scientists have a responsibility to use their voice as constituents to educate lawmakers on sound science policy. There is real power in numbers; thus we volunteer our time and we hope you will yours.
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