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Advocacy at UCSF

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.

Take Action

We Asked Congress to Support the American Dream & Promise Act, and They Listened. Next up: Senate.

If signed into law, Dreamers, recipients of Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure can have the certainty of a future they deserve. UC urges the Senate to swiftly take up the legislation and send it to the president for his signature. 

Act now

Support the LGBTQ Community

Join UCSF Advocates in supporting our LGBTQ community. Participate in the Pride Parade and AIDS Walk in San Francisco this June and July. 

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Join UCSF Advocates

UCSF Advocates

Now more than ever, it is critical that #UCSFStandsUp and speaks out to help shape local, state, and federal policies that promote our core missions of healthcare, scientific research and education. 

Join us to learn more about opportunities to connect with lawmakers, engage in policy change, sign up for advocacy trainings, participate in advocacy events, and more.  

  • Learn about local, state, and federal issues that impact our work and community
  • Engage in local, statewide, and federal legislative advocacy with UCSF
  • Coordinate policy opportunities and promote UCSF research and expertise
  • Join trainings on advocacy best practices

Interested in partnering with UCSF Advocates to engage your community in advocacy? Questions, suggestions, feedback about UCSF Advocates? Please contact us at [email protected]

Become a UCSF Advocate


Our Areas of Focus

Guidelines for Advocacy

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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. Follow these do’s and don’ts for advocacy in your UCSF and personal capacities.

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UC Advocacy Network

UCSF also is part of the UC Advocacy Network, which engages community members to help highlight the impact of UC's contributions to government officials and policymakers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Stay informed about issues relevant to the UC system.

Sign up for UCAN and take action for UC