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APS has emerged as a leader in grassroots advocacy for science. Through our Office of Government Affairs (OGA) in Washington, D.C., the physics community has a stronger, more effective voice on Capitol Hill than ever. You can help us continue to make a difference.
Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated, but contributions of $1,000 or more will go a long way toward reaching our goal of $50,000 to fund two OGA interns next year. OGA interns provide valuable research and logistical support, and facilitate engagement with younger physicists, so that we can continue to do more in keeping science as a top congressional priority.
Recently, OGA worked with APS members using locally driven advocacy to urge Congress to pass a federal budget that not only reversed proposed, drastic cuts and the elimination of programs, but delivered increased funding for basic science and STEM education. And by mobilizing thousands of students across the country in key states and districts, OGA contributed to the elimination of a provision in the tax bill last year, which would have harshly taxed graduate student stipends.
In 2017 alone, the work of OGA prompted 14,873 actions by the science community that reached 506 Congressional offices across the country. Your support of OGA will keep science and physics in the public eye, and pave the way for more legislative victories in the future.
Thank you for supporting the APS Office of Government Affairs.
OGA works on the issues you value most. Through surveys of APS members nationwide, OGA identified the following top priorities:
OGA strives to facilitate clear communication between physicists, the public, and the government. To stay on top of recent policy developments, subscribe to our monthly Signal Boost video newsletter.