Monday, September 12, 2011

US Senate Subcommittee is Set to Vote Sep 14 2011

Greetings Science Warriors:

As you may have heard through our facebook page, the next vote for the fate of the James Webb Space Telescope has been tentatively scheduled for September 14th 2011 in the United States Senate (check this link for details). Instead of dealing with the US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science we are dealing with the US Senate version of that same subcommittee.

While this is not a vote with the full House or the full Senate, this new vote is still vital to our efforts to save JWST. If we succeed in getting a positive vote now, it means the James Webb Space Telescope has a real chance to fly. Our plan is to get the word out to all of the JWST supporters and to have as many of you contacting Senators as possible. Together, we will be heard!

Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Now is the time to speak out. If you haven't contacted your senators yet then, please, take 5 minutes and send them an email or a fax right now. Take 10 minutes and call their office today and tell them that the James Webb Space Telescope should not be allowed to become the next failed Superconducting Super Collidor. Get as many friends as you can to do the same. Tell them that the United States of America deserves to keep our global leadership in science. Tell them that the US of A deserves to have these jobs. Tell them to properly fund the JWST!

And especially if you have already contacted your reps, then CONTACT THEM AGAIN.
If you are unaware of who your senators are, the click on this link to find out. If you need talking points, then read this fantastic summary about JWST (be sure to check out the MYTHS section!).

In addition to contacting your own Senators, send emails, faxes and phone calls to actual US Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. You will find their contact information below:

Committee Membership

Majority Members (Democrats)
Member NameDC PhoneDC FAXContact Form
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) [Chairman]202-224-4654202-224-8858
Dan Inouye (D-HI)202-224-3934202-224-6747
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)202-224-4242202-224-3479
Herb Kohl (D-WI)202-224-5653202-224-9787
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)202-224-3841202-228-3954
Jack Reed (D-RI)202-224-4642202-224-4680
Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)202-224-3224202-228-4054
Ben Nelson (D-NE)202-224-6551202-228-0012
Mark Pryor (D-AR)202-224-2353202-228-0908
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)202-224-2315202-228-6321
Minority Members (Republicans)
Member NameDC PhoneDC FAXContact Form
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) [Ranking Member]202-224-5922202-224-0776
Richard Shelby (R-AL)202-224-5744202-224-3416 …
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)202-224-2541202-224-2499 …
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)202-224-4944202-228-3398
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)202-224-6665202-224-5301 …
Ron Johnson (R-WI)202-224-5323202-228-6965 …
Susan Collins (R-ME)202-224-2523202-224-2693 …
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)202-224-5972202-224-3808 …

We can do this, Science Warriors. Check with the facebook page for updates


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