We’ve made it easy to contact your congresspeople to ask for support to fund NASA, NSF, and Department of Energy’s Office of Science to protect these agencies from severe budget cuts and let them know how important federal funding is for the astronomical sciences in the US. The AAS Public Policy Action Center contains an example message and phone script.
The continuing government shutdown is beginning to have significant impacts on governtment-funded missions, facilities, and research, including DPS members and their families. So please contact your representatives in Congress and encourage them to work with their colleagues to end this shutdown.
Tell your representatives in Congress how the shutdown is impacting you in your professional and personal life, and ask them to pass legislation today that ends the shutdown, provides full-year spending to these agencies, and gets federal employees back to work.
Contact your Senate and House representatives. Specific contact information can be found at https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.
Also, send a brief message to the White House at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/.
17 Jan 2019