January 25, 2021
The 117th Congress was sworn in on 3 January and has already been busy laying out priorities and drafting legislation. Join us on 25-29 January and reach out to your new member of Congress, follow them on social media, introduce yourself and let them know why #ScienceIsEssential. Introducing yourself now will help ensure science stays on the minds of members as they set their priorities for the new Congress.
The AGU Action Center automatically connects you with your new members of Congress. We’ll auto-populate a tweet for you and with a couple of clicks you’ll have welcomed them and reminded them that science is critical in policymaking. It just takes two minutes!
Or if you would like to compose your own message on another social media platform, here are some sample posts you can share:
Congrats @[MemberHandle]! As a scientist & constituent, I hope you’ll make science a priority this Congress. #scienceisessential to our economic recovery, national security, and public health and well-being!
Congratulations @[MemberHandle]! A strong scientific enterprise is critical to our country’s economy and public health. As a scientist & constituent, I urge you to prioritize science and consider me a resource to your office. #scienceisessential
Congrats @[MemberHandle]! As a scientist & constituent, I’m excited to work with you to strengthen our country’s scientific enterprise. From natural disasters, to climate change, to fighting the pandemic #scienceisessential to addressing some of our country’s most critical issues.
Congratulations @[MemberHandle]! From exploring other planets, to fighting the pandemic, to protecting our environment #scienceisessential to our country. As a scientist & constituent, I urge you to prioritize science and consider me a resource to your office.
Congrats @[MemberHandle]: on behalf of X @theAGU members in your state, we are excited to work with you to advance Earth and space science in your state and across the country #ScienceIsEssential
Social media is a great tool to use right now as new congressional offices build up their staff. Engaging with policymakers on social media also increases the chances that they will follow you back, allowing those offices to see what issues matter to you, and the great work that you are doing.