The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has teamed-up with fifteen other organizations to launch a campaign to highlight the importance of science in the upcoming congressional elections. The campaign, coordinated and spear-headed by Scientists and Engineers for America, also includes the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academies, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and other national organizations (see partners at http://sharp.sefora.org/innovation2008/).
Campaign organizers have sent a list of questions to all congressional candidates. The campaign now needs the assistance of individual scientists and engineers. You can help by taking a few moments to send an email to your candidates requesting they answer the questions. You may find information about your candidates at http://sharp.sefora.org/innovation2008/ , this site also includes a summary of the campaign project questions sent to all congressional candidates.
Individual scientists may also wish to write to their candidates about other federal science policy questions, such as research funding for biodiversity research, the national investment in biological research infrastructure, or other similar federal issues.
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