17 March 2016
AGU Science Policy Alert 16-5
Each year, Members of Congress write letters about programs they want to support, and send them to their colleagues, asking those Members of Congress to sign on in support as well. These are known as “Dear Colleague” letters and cover a wide range of issues.
This appropriations season, AGU has been alerted to three separate Dear Colleague letters in support of Earth and space science funding.
If Members of Congress hear from their constituents that they should support these letters, they are more likely to sign on. More signatures from Members of Congress means more support for Earth and space science funding when it comes time to vote.