Participate in Week Three of SfN's "Take the Hill Home" in August
It’s week three of SfN's "Take the Hill Home" in August effort. This week, use social media to tell your legislators that cuts to biomedical research harm all Americans. By participating in our August activities, you are joining your fellow scientists all over the country and telling Congress that enough is enough. We need greater investments in research, not cuts.
Look up the Facebook and Twitter handles of your senator and representatives and then use the sample messages below to ask them to reverse sequestration and invest in science. Click on the link to tweet the message, or copy and paste into Facebook.
@Legislator Reverse sequestration and invest in research funding. #curesnotcuts
@Senator Sequestration is damaging research in your state. #curesnotcuts
@Representative Your district needs you to protect research funding. We need #curesnotcuts
@Legislator Sequestration is causing irreparable harm to our nation’s research ecosystem. #curesnotcuts
Remember: there is still time to take action on other "Take the Hill Home" activities:
Week one: watch SfN’s recent webinar “From Congress to Your Lab: How Federal Funding Affects Your Science.”
Week two: write your members of Congress and tell them that funding for research is a tool for economic growth and, more importantly, for advancing health.