I pass this along as a public service to researchers, and to the future of this country. ~ Mike
FROM: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
The federal government shutdown is now in its second week and there is still no agreement on how to end it. We must rally everyone – colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family – to tell Congress to end the shutdown, restore funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other science agencies to pre-sequestration levels, and agree on a fiscal year 2014 budget that sustains the prior investment in research.
Share this note with family members and friends, Congress needs to hear from people all across the nation, and not just in communities with major research centers.
Please click HERE for instructions on how to call the Washington, DC offices of your Senators/Representative IMMEDIATELY to urge them to end the government shutdown and fund the federal research agencies. Instructions for placing the call and talking points will be provided after you enter your zip code. Because of the shutdown, phone calls are the best way to get through to Capitol Hill right now. The phone lines will likely be very busy. Keep trying. Leave a voicemail message if you can’t speak to a person. Your help is needed more urgently than ever!
Margaret K. Offermann, MD, PhD