[updated] Tweet #fundPlanetary Today and Spread the Word to Help Save Planetary Exploration
Posted by Casey Dreier
23-04-2013 7:04 CDT
On Wednesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 25th, the House and Senate will hold hearings on NASA's FY14 budget request. This is an excellent time to contact Congress in support of Planetary Science since the issue will be on their minds (especially for those on the relevant committees). The Society has also submitted official testimony in defense of Planetary Science.
As a reminder: Planetary Science faces an effective $268 million cut this year. Congress rejected similar cuts last year.
We're trying to build some momentum around this, so use hashtag #fundPlanetary and help spread the news about the cuts to planetary science, and help people reach out to their representatives in support of NASA's great program of solar system exploration. We've lined up some people with large followings to help out, but we'll need everyone to spread the word.
NEW: Want to Tweet directly at key people in Congress involved in this week's hearings? See the list here.
I just contacted my representatives asking them to fund planetary science. Because Europa is getting really, really lonely. #fundPlanetary— CJ Dugan (@CeeJayDugan) April 23, 2013