Join us Friday, 5 November at 12 p.m. ET for an update on science policy legislation and to learn how you can engage your legislators. We’ll discuss funding for science for the fiscal year 2022, the House and Senate innovation packages, diversity and inclusion in STEM legislation, the reconciliation and infrastructure packages, as well as scientific integrity.
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Legislators have a lot on their plates. How then do we make sure that science rises to the top of their priorities (i.e., how do we get their attention)?
In our special “Third Pod from the Sun” episode, featuring AGU Vice President of Meetings Lauren Parr and AGU Vice President of Science Policy and Government Relations Lexi Shultz, we talk about what is AGU, as an organization, doing to serve as an ally when it comes to our meetings and public policy.
This Friday, 30 April, marks U.S. President Biden’s 100th day in office. The new administration has shown a strong commitment to science, including elevating the Office of Science and Technology Policy to a cabinet-level position, rejoining the Paris Agreement, committing to reducing U.S. emissions by about 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, as well as laying out how the administration will address the world’s climate crisis.
We applaud the Biden Administration’s steps to remedy these challenges, as well as the disproportionate health and environmental effects suffered by underrepresented minorities.
The Biden Administration is starting us on the right path to improve human and planetary health today and for future generations.
The issues that this team will be addressing – from COVID-19 to the climate crisis to removing systemic racism – are paramount to re-establishing a civil society that values science and facts. AGU’s community is ready to assist to foster a safe and healthy planet for all.