The American Geophysical Union proudly announces two new resources aimed at increasing member and public engagement with policymakers on pressing science policy issues.
The first is a brand new grassroots advocacy portal, the AGU Action Center. The website provides the tools necessary to take action through email, phone calls, and social media, as well as member and candidate look-up functions. Also within the site, the “Share Your Story” feature provides a great opportunity for scientists and the public to share stories and experiences of how science impacts and is impacted by policymakers.
The other grassroots tool is AGU’s Top Science Policy Issues in Congress. This interactive website allows members and the public to learn about the most pressing science policy issues facing their state, handing them the knowledge they need to effectively discuss issues surrounding drought, extreme weather, energy, water resources, space science, and many more.