Have you taken the challenge?
Last summer, we challenged the society’s members to meet locally with members of Congress. This year, we face a new challenge, as limited biomedical funding is resulting in job losses and lab shutdowns across the country. Members were urged to speak with their senators and representatives to lay out the hardships facing scientists and the dire consequences of funding cuts. The ASBMB public affairs office then set up meetings, provided a training webinar, supplied leave-behind packets and prep materials, and gave advice to participants. By the time you read this, we will have accomplished our goal of 100 meetings.