The 2020 Day of Action occurred on 10 February 2020. The information below is preserved for reference and is no longer current. Registration and information about future days of action can be found at planetary.org/dayofaction.
For At-Home Participants
On 10 February 2020, space advocates around the world are working together to advance three key initiatives:
In the United States, 115 members of The Planetary Society from 28 states will be visiting 150 congressional offices in Washington, D.C. to spread this message.
At-home participants in the United States can help their fellow Planetary Society members by writing and calling Congress to amplify their message.
Elsewhere, we encourage supporters to reach out to their leaders in government by email and social media to share the key talking points [pdf]. We want every government -- whether they have a major space program or are just beginning to wade into the cosmic ocean -- to aim for these same goals. You may need to do some Googling to find out how to contact your representatives in government, but we encourage you to take the time to do this.
Public support is also fundamental to political action, and by educating others about these advocacy initiatives you can do your part to build that support. Encourage others to join us on our Day of Action on social media.
Make sure to use the hashtag #FundSpace and share our URL at https://planetary.org/dayofaction.
Today I joined thousands of other space advocates working to support NASA. When we #FundSpace we can send humans into deep space, defend the Earth from asteroids, and search for life beyond Earth. It brings out the best in us. Join me: planetary.org/dayofaction
We've provided three sharable images for favorite social media channels on the Day of Action:
For Washington, D.C. Participants
Required Homework Assignment (due by 9 Feb)
- Complete the Space Advocacy 101 online course (or refresh your memory if you've already taken it)
- Review The Planetary Society's Space Policy & Advocacy Principles
- Complete Legislator Prep sheets for your home representatives and every other office you'll be meeting with (schedule will be emailed to you no later than Saturday, 1 Feb). Please bring the completed legislator prep sheets with you to the Sunday training.
Deep Prep Topic Assignments (optional):
- Space Advocacy 101 Online Course
- Planetary Exploration (published 21 Nov 2019)
- Planetary Defense (published 30 Dec 2019)
- Public Polling (published 15 Jan 2020)
Last updated 11 Feb 2020.