Planetary Radio • Mar 02, 2018

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

On This Episode

Stefanie and Leah Griffith

Planetary Society members and blitz volunteers

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Matt Renninger

Former Senior Manager, Government Relations for The Planetary Society

Jason callahan

Jason Callahan

Former Space Policy Advisor for The Planetary Society

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer for The Planetary Society

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
2018 Legislative Blitz Sunday training session The full group of legislative blitzers during the Sunday training session led by Casey Dreier and Matt Renninger. The Planetary Society
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2018 Legislative Blitz seflies The Planetary Society
2018 Legislative Blitz Participants in Front of the Capitol
2018 Legislative Blitz Participants in Front of the Capitol The Planetary Society
2018 Legislative Blitz Participants
2018 Legislative Blitz Participants The Planetary Society
2018 Legislative Blitz congressional briefing
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). The Planetary Society
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Martian meteorite ALH84001 The Planetary Society
2018 Legislative Blitz D.C. Policy team
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. The Planetary Society