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May 20, 2021

AGU endorses the National Ocean Exploration Act

On 11 May 2021, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership of the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Committee for the National Ocean Exploration Act.    The National Ocean Exploration Act will help to ensure that our oceans continue to provide resources vital to our lives and our livelihoods—from food and energy sources to weather and global climate modulation, to biologically diverse habitats. Specifically, right now, there are significant …

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April 22, 2021

AGU endorses the NSF for the Future Act

On 15 April 2021, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to the leadership of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for the National Science Foundation for the Future Act.    On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the National Science Foundation for the Future …

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April 21, 2021

AGU Endorses the Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act

On 20 April, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to the leadership of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on the Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act.  Dear Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas –   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the Combatting …

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April 16, 2021

Biden’s first budget request includes significant gains for science

Last week, President Biden released his first Presidential Budget Request (PBR) for Fiscal Year 2022, which asks for big spending boosts for several science agencies. President Biden’s budget mirrors the four priorities declared by his Administration previously – pandemic response, economic recovery, climate change, and equity. Notably to address these issues, Biden’s budget proposes an all of government approach, with large focuses on climate change and transformational research. While we wait for a more detailed budget with programmatic requests for …

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April 5, 2021

A New Guide to the First Amendment for Scientists (from The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund)

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) shares a new resource: A New Guide to the First Amendment for Scientists. Visit CSLDF’s original post and download the guide. Today we published A Pocket Guide for Scientists: The First Amendment to help scientists understand how this amendment protects their free speech rights. We wrote this guide so scientists can make informed decisions about how to safely and effectively participate in advocacy and activism. …

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March 30, 2021

AGU Endorses the Rural STEM Education Research Act

On 25 March 2021, AGU sent a letter of endorsement to leadership of the House Science, Space, and Technology committee for the Rural STEM Education and Research Act.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting the Rural STEM Education Research Act (H.R. 210) and to offer AGU’s official endorsement for …

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March 25, 2021

AGU Endorses the American Innovation Act

On 25 March 2021, AGU sent a letter of support to Senator Dick Durbin (IL) in support of the American Innovation Act.   On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the American Innovation Act.   The American Innovation Act provides stable and increasing funding for federal …

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March 9, 2021

AGU endorsement of the Supporting Early Career Researchers Act

On 8 March 2021, AGU sent a letter of support to leadership of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee for the Supporting Early Career Researchers Act.   Dear Chairwoman Johnson and Ranking Member Lucas: On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and our community of 130,000 worldwide in the Earth and space sciences, I am writing to thank you for crafting and offering AGU’s official endorsement for the …

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February 26, 2021

Biden’s first 30 days in office: what it’s meant for science

President Biden campaigned on bringing science back to the center of policy. Knowing this, AGU shared a First 100 Days Memo with the Biden-Harris Transition team, laying out key priorities for climate change, the role of science, and a strong, diverse and inclusive scientific workforce. Now, a little more than a month into the Biden administration, we take a closer look at what progress has – and has not – …

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February 18, 2021

A new webinar & new opportunity to engage U.S. policymakers

2021 has brought with it a new Congress and a new U.S. administration, which means new opportunities to engage policymakers and share with them the value of the Earth and space sciences.   Join our upcoming webinar   Whether you are new to science policy and want to learn more about federal policy processes or are experienced but just want to improve the effectiveness of your engagements, AGU and its …

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