Upcoming Congressional Visits Days: Save these Dates

26 January 2012
AGU Science Policy Alert 12-6

AGU tries to make it easy for scientists to establish a relationship with their legislators. Whether you would like to do so, but do not know where to begin, or you have an ongoing relationship and want to continue to build on it, AGU has you covered. Check out this list of great opportunities for you to come to our nation’s capital and speak out on the benefits of science to our society and economy.

24–25 April: Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day (SET-CVD) is a two-day event bringing scientists, engineers, researchers, educators and technology executives to Capitol Hill to talk with Congressional offices and raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. Over 250 scientists and engineers participate in this annual spring event. Now Accepting Participants! If you are interested in attending please email us at sciencepolicy@agu.org with your name, affiliation, primary research interest, and home address. Please note that unfortunately we do not have travel funds to support participants.

30 April–3 May: AGU Science Policy Conference is the inaugural science policy meeting of the AGU.  Join us as we bring together scientists, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss key Earth and space science topics that are relevant in today’s public policy environment. After the conference ends, we encourage AGU scientists to stay in Washington, D.C. for an additional day (3 May) to participate in congressional visits.

1–31 August: AGU District Congressional Visits allows you to visit your legislators’ local offices instead of traveling to Washington, D.C. Through a webinar and online materials, AGU staff will help give you all the information you need to visit your legislators in your home state while they are in town for their longest district work period.

11–12 September: Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo-CVD) brings Earth and space scientists to Capitol Hill for communications training and congressional visits focused on our sciences. This event brings dozens of AGU members to Washington, D.C. each fall to discuss Earth and space science agency budgets, STEM education, and scientific research and development.

Do you want to be involved in the legislative process but are unable to attend these events?  Make you voice heard on important Earth and space science issues by contacting your legislators or scheduling a visit in your home district. AGU has information available online to help you, or contact us at sciencepolicy@agu.org.