Spring 2019 Advocacy Campaign

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee is urging you to contact your lawmakers and ask them to co-sponsor three pieces of legislation that support the inclusion of underrepresented minorities, women and veterans in STEM.

We have drafted a letter for you.  Use your voice to help strengthen the life science enterprise!

H.R. 2528: STEM Opportunities Act, S. 153: Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act and H.R. 627: STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act, introduced in the 116th Congress, aim to expand and diversify the U.S. STEM workforce by establishing new programs to prepare underrepresented groups and military veterans for careers in STEM.

As participants and leaders in STEM, you have special insights and experiences that can and should influence lawmakers’ deliberations. Together, faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, trainees, undergraduates, administrators and industry professionals can make a strong case for programs expanding access to STEM education, training and research funding.  

Each week, we will highlight one of the three bills on the ASBMB’s Policy Blotter.  Click here to subscribe and follow along.