HomePolicyGet Involved & Take ActionPolicy Toolkit Policy Toolkit These pages provide best practices and tips for engaging with lawmakers and public officials. Make a public comment Federal agencies must provide opportunities for public comment. Write a lawmaker A well written, timely letter can impact policy. Meet with your lawmakers Communicating with lawmakers in person can be an important way to make your voice heard and build relationships. Invite a policymaker to visit your lab Hosting a policymaker at your field station is an excellent way to demonstrate the importance of government support for scientific research.