Science is and must remain a global enterprise. It relies on the open exchange of ideas and information, and benefits from the diversity of backgrounds, scientific ideas, and approaches. The American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America have reaffirmed the need for international collaboration in science in a joint statement.
Share this statement, along with your perspective on the far-reaching impacts of President Trump’s Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” with your legislators today. Tell your Members of Congress that they should act to keep science global.
If you would like to take action and have a U.S. address, use this website to automatically be matched with your Representative and Senators.
How to take action without a U.S. address:
Send them the AGU-GSA Joint Letter and let them know that you are concerned about the impact that President Trump’s Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” may have on science in the United States and worldwide..
Some tips for your letters:
- Begin with a salutation and introduce yourself, stating that you are a constituent and a scientist.
- You can mention your area of expertise, but remember to avoid jargon.
- Let them know that you would like their office to ask the White House to reverse any policies that undermine U.S. leadership in science and reduce our access to the best science and scientific minds.
- Share why it is important to keep science a global enterprise.
- You may also add any personal examples or information you think is useful.
- Close the email by thanking them for their time, and offering to answer any additional questions or be of assistance as needed.