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Planetary RadioMarch 2, 2018

Space Policy Edition #23 - Blitzing Congress: Planetary Society volunteers visit Capitol Hill

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Stefanie and Leah Griffith

Planetary Society members and blitz volunteers

Matt Renninger
Matt Renninger

Senior Manager, Government Relations, The Planetary Society

Jason Callahan
Jason Callahan

Space Policy Advisor, The Planetary Society

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Casey Dreier

Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer

Society members from 21 states descended on the U.S. capitol for a "blitz" of 178 meetings in two days. Casey and special guest Matt Renninger explain why that is such an important activity, and blitzers Leah and Stefanie Griffith share their story of coming to Washington to speak for space.

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2018 Legislative Blitz Sunday training session

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2018 Legislative Blitz Sunday training session
The full group of legislative blitzers during the Sunday training session led by Casey Dreier and Matt Renninger.
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2018 Legislative Blitz seflies
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2018 Legislative Blitz selfies
2018 Legislative Blitz selfies

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2018 Legislative Blitz selfies
2018 Legislative Blitz congressional briefing

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2018 Legislative Blitz congressional briefing
The Planetary Society held a congressional briefing during the second day of the 2018 Legislative Blitz, with four scientists and the co-Chair of the new Planetary Science Caucus, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA).
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2018 Legislative Blitz D.C. Policy team

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2018 Legislative Blitz D.C. Policy team
The D.C. Policy team with two exceptional volunteers. From left to right: Jack Kiraly, Casey Dreier, Matt Renninger, Jason Callahan, and Antonio Peronace.

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