A Message from AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner

The looming sequestration would slash federal investment in research and development by an estimated $57 billion between now and 2017. That is not good for science, but it is also bad for an economy whose growth is driven by advances in science and technology.

Today, AAAS is asking for your help in urging federal policymakers to protect R&D funding from these potentially devastating cuts. Please take a moment to make a submission highlighting the importance of federal funding to your work and what would be lost if our leaders do not reach a bipartisan resolution to the budget impasse.

We will then take your message to Capitol Hill and the White House to ensure our community is heard from on this critical issue. We will also work to amplify your voice by attracting as much press and public interest as possible.

With your help we can make sure that the scientific community’s voice is heard in the ongoing budget negotiations. Join us. Together we can make a difference.

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner

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