ASTRA maintains a List Serve (the "Friends of ASTRA" list) that is used to alert individuals to fast-moving developments on Capitol Hill and within the Administration. Frequently, individuals are asked to visit or make contact with elected officials, or to sign-on to ASTRA-generated letters of support. In addition, ASTRA networks with other coalitions and organizations united to help advance the cause of basic science R&D.
Please consider becoming a Friend of ASTRA so that you can be made aware of fast-moving developments in the science policy arena. More importantly, adding your name to our list ensures that you will be able to act in the interests of the S&T community when the need and opportunity arise. Adding your name to our list serve automatically makes you an individual member of ASTRA.
To be ready to make our case with the new incoming Administration and Congress - we need to recruit new member organizations. If your company, university, professional organization or other enterprise has an interest in the federal R&D effort or in the continued development of a talented technical workforce, please contact the appropriate person and ask them to consider adding your organization as an ASTRA member.
Our advocacy success depends on ASTRA being viewed as a diverse but representative group from the entire technical community. We have found that the most persuasive type of group when we visit in person includes representatives from academe, industry and a professional society or association. Your assistance in recruiting organizational members would be most helpful.
There are many additional benefits to becoming an ASTRA Member. Members have the opportunity to sponsor ASTRA events, publications, and special research projects. ASTRA provides speakers, personalized research on science spending, innovation analytics, and access to an entire community of innovators and policymakers.
More information on current projects and programs can be obtained from ASTRA. Please feel free to contact our Executive Director, Robert S. Boege, at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.