This example of a phone conversation assumes an astronomer is calling a Congressperson's office about a letter sponsored by two Congressmen and being sent to the House leadership.
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List of Agencies, Advisors, and Policy Makers involved in funding astronomy.
Contains information on the US government budget cycles and the astronomical sciences' place in them.
Once every ten years, the astronomical communities gather panels of experts to set community-wide priorities for the coming decade. The most recent surveys were completed between 2010 and 2013.
Resources for Contacting Congress including tools to find the name of your Representative and Senator(s), tips on how to structure a letter,a personal visit, or a phone call and how to schedule a visit.
Get up-to-date contact information for your Representatives and Senators. Use the Congress Merge database to search for members of Congress
The John Bahcall Public Policy Fellowship was created in 2006 to provide an opportunity for early career astronomers to gain experience in the world of science policy and serves to augment the policy advocacy programs of the society. The Bahcall Fellowship is currently a one-year postdoctoral level appointment.