The ASDA Council on Advocacy is appointed for a year-long term by the Board of Trustees. The council represents the interests of dental students on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the dental profession. Members launch grassroots initiatives to promote action-oriented advocacy in support of dental students and the patients they serve.
The council comprises one chair and five legislative coordinators:
- The council chair supervises and directs the activities of the council and facilitates council meetings.
- Legislative coordinators (LCs) work by the direction of the chair of the Council on Advocacy. They represent the chapters in their region and guide chapters on grassroots activities such as state lobby days, ADPAC drives and email campaigns.