Keep Marching: Beyond the March for Science

27 April 2017
AGU Science Policy Alert 17-9

What’s New? Science Policy Update Webinar

Finding it hard to track science policy in the political discussion? Join us for our webinar to learn more about the science policy issues currently being considered in Congress, including the funding and legislative landscape and how best to engage in the process. The webinar will be Thursday, 25 May 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Register today!

Taking Action Beyond the March

This past Saturday, the March for Science brought together thousands of people in more than 600 marches across the globe in support of strong, science. Now the real work begins! To keep the momentum going, we need your help to continue to be a strong voice for science by building dialogue with your neighbors, community members, legislators, and others about science and its value. AGU has put together this easy series of steps that you can take over the next five weeks to keep engaged and energized!

Tell Us about Your Science Policy Actions

Have you recently met with, written to, or engaged with a congressional office to talk about the value of science? If so, we want to hear your story! Please fill out this short survey so that AGU can amplify your voice on Capitol Hill.

Going to be in D.C.?

Consider taking a day or half-day to meet with your legislators. AGU can help you prepare, schedule meetings, and guide you on your visits to ensure they’re successful. In-person visits from constituents are one of the most effective ways to persuade a member of Congress to act or take a position on an issue. To properly plan, AGU requests that you give us at least 2 weeks notice. If interested contact us at sciencepolicy@agu.org.

Science Advocacy Spotlight:

Today’s featured AGU science advocate is Dr. Robert Pincus, editor in chief of the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, who recently wrote an op-ed for Eos.org. Titled “Acquiring a Taste for Advocacy,” he discusses his change of heart regarding science advocacy and his recent experience visiting congressional offices on the Hill with AGU staff. Keep an eye out for his article in the July print issue of Eos magazine. Thank you, Robert, for sharing the value of geoscience with your legislators!

Do you know someone you think should be highlighted as an AGU science advocate? Send nominations to sciencepolicy@agu.org.