Countdown to Funding Deadline ... September 30

31 August 2017
AGU Science Policy Alert 17-17

Show Your Support for Science

Congress has until the end of September to pass the appropriations bills that support science and keep the government running. This month is a critical time to show your support for science and impress upon your legislators the value of science to your community.  

Upcoming Science Policy Webinar

Congressional committees play an influential role in the legislative process. Take part in this webinar to learn about their role in crafting policies and funding science, how they work, and key ways you can engage with committee members. Join us for “Understanding Congressional Committees to Your Advantage” on Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Register today!

Tell Us About Your Recent Science Policy Actions

If you participated in our District Days campaign—by meeting with, writing to, or engaging with a congressional office—we want to hear about your expereince! Please fill out this short survey so that we can amplify your voice on Capitol Hill and encourage others in the AGU community to take action.

Briefing Alert!

Calling all local DMV AGU members. The House Earth and Space Science Caucus will be hosting a briefing titled “Science Saves” on 14 September 2017. The briefing, held from 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET at Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2103, will explore how federally funded geoscience data and research serve to protect our nation’s health, economy, and security. RSVP to

 Women’s Equality Day 2017

If you missed our highlight of inspiring female scientists last week, check out our recap. Also worth reading is AGU President-elect Robin Bell’s piece on women in science!