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Members regularly submit photos and stories, which add tremendous value to ACA's Government Affairs initiatives on Capitol Hill.

The video montage to your right is just a glimpse of the commitment and passion behind our membership. Make your voice heard!


  • Senate Majority Up For Grabs

    Oct 24, 2016
    While most of the attention is focused on the Presidential race, control of the Senate is also up for grabs in November and may have a significant impact on the way Washington works for the next two years. The result of these Senate races would affect issues that affect counselors to a great degree.
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  • Your Voice. Your Vote. Your Responsibility.

    Oct 19, 2016
    Once again we find ourselves in the middle of a presidential election. It is a time that really drives most of us to become unplugged from the digital world. Yet while many of us find the political process distasteful, we cannot let ourselves become disengaged from it.
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Personal Stories

  • One Member's Influence on Medicare Bill

    Apr 08, 2013
    One of my first advocacy experiences occurred in 2007 when I contacted Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-Oh) office to discuss his supporting and cosponsoring Medicare legislation that included counselors. This was one of my first experiences advocating for the profession of counseling. I placed the call to his local office and...
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  • Staff and counselors come together at a Pennsylvania middle school to combat bullying

    Jan 17, 2013
    Stories about bullying in schools have been making headlines across the country for a number of years. The results from an anonymous student survey detailing the rates of bullying incidents in our school prompted our building to implement Olweus last year.
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  • Laura Gallo: Doing what is best for students in a complex role

    Jan 17, 2013
    Laura Gallo, a school counselor at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa recognizes firsthand the complexities in her profession. She has worked in challenging situations, such as with students who have abusive parents but refuse to leave their homes in order to care for their younger siblings.
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