Calling All Scientists: FABBS and APA to Organize District Science Advocacy Week
July 30, 2012
by Paula Skedsvold
FABBS and its largest member society, the American Psychological Association, are joining forces to train interested scientists in preparing for and conducting a visit with their member of Congress. The visits are intended to highlight why federal investments in our sciences are important for individuals, society, and the nation. The visits will be conducted from October 9-12, 2012, when members of Congress are back home in their districts prior to the November elections.
To participate, scientists should register for the APA-FABBS Advocacy Training Webinar scheduled for September 21, 2012, from 3:00-4:00pm. For those unable to participate on September 21, the training will be taped and available for viewing later. Interested graduate students are also welcome to participate. Participants will also receive an advocacy packet developed by APA and FABBS for this purpose, and will see examples of research highlights that can shared with the Congressional office.
The time commitment is minimal and yet could prove very important in developing a long-term relationship with your elected officials who vote on federal funding for science.
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