UCSF Advocacy 101

UCSF is committed to encouraging civic participation throughout our campus and community. Building upon UCSF's voter engagement initiative launched in 2019, there has been an increased interest in advocacy at UCSF. Coupled with the challenges of voting during the pandemic and the current political climate, the General Election presents us with an opportunity to increase engagement and empower our community.

On National Voter Registration Day, join UCSF Community and Government Relations to learn how to engage in advocacy, best practices for doing so, and guidelines for how to engage with UCSF and on personal time. Co-hosted by the Science Policy Group at UCSF.

Find more information about what’s on the ballot, election deadlines, upcoming events, and more at ucsf.edu/vote.

Advocacy Guidelines

UCSF's research and advocacy plays an important role in shaping public policy. However, as a 501(c)(3) and a state entity, there are legal restrictions on the types of political activities UCSF employees can engage in on behalf of UCSF. The UCSF community can engage in political activities to support or oppose a ballot measure or candidate, but must do so on your own time and without UCSF resources. Join us to learn more and watch this short video about guidelines for political involvement.

About UCSF Advocates

UCSF Advocates is the community of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters who stand up for values and policies fundamental to UCSF’s mission of advancing health worldwide. We mobilize our community, connect with lawmakers, and take actions to educate people about policy issues that impact our work and our people.

Tuesday, September 22 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Patients




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Community & Government Relations


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