On 24 January, President Obama delivered his third State of the Union address. In the speech, the President called on Congress to sustain investments in science:

“Innovation also demands basic research. Today, the discoveries taking place in our federally-financed labs and universities could lead to new treatments that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones untouched. New lightweight vests for cops and soldiers that can stop any bullet. Don’t gut these investments in our budget. Don’t let other countries win the race for the future. Support the same kind of research and innovation that led to the computer chip and the Internet; to new American jobs and new American industries.”

Please write to President Obama today to thank him for highlighting the benefits of and need for federal investments in research. Take action at http://capwiz.com/aibs/issues/alert/?alertid=60814801.

 


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