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You don't have to be an official UCSF Advocate to join us. Here are some of our key initiatives. See all current advocacy efforts

Support the Renovation of UCSF Parnassus Heights AND The New Hospital

UCSF’s plan to revitalize our oldest campus is entering a crucial phase. You can help secure a new future for Parnassus Heights by emailing your legislators about the scope and need for these vital updates. Your support will help UCSF continue advancing world-class research, education, patient care and public service for decades to come.

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Call Congress for Covid Funding

Continued investments from the federal government are essential to helping us recover from the pandemic and return to normal. Call your legislators and ask for the next COVID-19 bill to include more investments for safety net health care providers like UCSF, support for our students and research, and direct aid for California.

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Mask your face, not your voice. Vote. 

Make your voice count safely this election. All registered voters in California will receive a mailed ballot this year. Is your address up-to-date? Make sure you are registered and ready so you can vote by mail and have a healthy, safe voting experience.

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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. Follow these guidelines to be successful when advocating in your UCSF and person capacities.

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Join 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 find opportunities to connect with local, state, and federal lawmakers, participate in advocacy events and trainings, and receive our newsletter with actions you can take to advocate for policy change.

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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.

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