NEW ACTION ALERT: Write to Congress TODAY to Urge Support for FY 2025 Science Funding

Deadlines in the House of Representatives for FY 2025 funding requests are this week. It is critical that lawmakers hear from you TODAY to urge their support for federal science agencies.

One way that Members of Congress can express their support for science funding is by signing a “Dear Colleague Letter.” These letters, which are sponsored by one or more Members of Congress, are circulated to all Congressional offices to solicit additional signatures. The final letters are sent to the Appropriations Committees and typically urge the committee to include a specific funding level for an agency or program in the annual appropriations bill.

There are currently several Dear Colleague Letters circulating in the House that are important to the COSSA community. They call for increased funding for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences, Census Bureau, and more. We need as many members of the House as possible to sign these letters.

COSSA has created a menu of resources for you to use in your outreach to lawmakers. Visit our ACTION CENTER page to send a quick note to your House Representatives urging them to sign each of the Dear Colleague Letters.


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