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Ask your Representative to Co-Sign the Ehlers-Holt NSF Letter to House Appropriators

Ask your Representative to Co-Sign the Ehlers-Holt NSF Letter to House Appropriators

Jack O. Burns, Chair Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy
and
Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

Summary

Congressmen Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Rush Holt (D-NJ) have written a letter to the appropriations committee responsible for funding NSF, the Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice and Commerce, asking that they provide $6.02B for NSF, as proposed by the President.

NASA Explorer Program

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-04

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 9:20am 10 MAY 2004]

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AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-4

Sidney Wolff, Chair of AAS Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy Roger Blandford, HEAD Chair and Kevin B. Marvel, Deputy Executive Officer

Summary

This Action Alert asks AAS members to contact their members of Congress in support of the NASA Explorer program, which received reduced funding levels in the President's FY 2005 budget proposal.

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Beyond Einstein Initiative

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-03

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 12.:40pm 29 MARCH 2004]

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From: Sidney Wolff, Chair, AAS Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics Roger Blandford, Chair, High Energy Astrophysics Division and Kevin B. Marvel, AAS Deputy Executive Officer

SUMMARY

This action alert calls on AAS members to contact their members of Congress to restore the cuts to the Beyond Einstein initiative called for by the President's FY 2005 budget.

H. Res. 550 Bill

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-02

SUMMARY

This Action Alert asks AAS members to quickly contact their

member of Congress and ask that he or she sign on as a co-sponsor to H.Res. 550, a bill entitled "Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to the extraordinary contributions resulting from the Hubble Space Telescope to scientific research and education, and to the need to reconsider future service missions to the Hubble Space Telescope."

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Sun-Earth Connection Division (SEC)

AAS ACTION ALERT 2004-01

 

SUMMARY

This Action Alert calls upon AAS members to contact their members of congress to repair the cuts to the Sun-Earth Connection Division (SEC) of the Office of Space Science in the President's FY 2005 budget submission. (Subsequent Action Alerts will focus on other critical areas: SEU, explorer class missions, etc.)

American Astronomical Society Supports Congressional Call for Review of Hubble Servicing Mission Cancellation

In a statement released today, the American Astronomical Society, the largest professional scientific association for astronomers and astrophysicists, has endorsed the congressional call for a review of the decision to cancel future Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions.

Texas Board of Education

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-06

[Mailed to US members from aas.org at 10:15am 20 OCTOBER 2003]

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The American Institute of Physics, in partnership with many of its member societies is asking that members in Texas consider signing on to the letter given below.

Kevin B. Marvel
Deputy Executive Officer
American Astronomical Society

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Here is the request for action from the AIP:

Ask Senators and Representatives to Contact Space Environment Center

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-03

Act By: September 1, 2003

SUMMARY

The Space Environment Center operated by NOAA received a severe cut to its budget in the Omnibus appropriations bill of FY2003 and this cut has not been restored in the House Appropriations Bill for FY2004. Members are asked to contact their Senators to help address this issue.

BACKGROUND

Contact Senate VA-HUD-IA Appropriations Subcommittee

AAS ACTION ALERT 2003-02

 

SUMMARY

This action alert requests AAS members to write to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Veteran’s Administration-Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies (VA-HUD-IA) Appropriations Subcommittee requesting that funding be provided to meet the President’s ambitious goal of doubling the NSF budget.

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