Nuclear physics research needs your help.
Following the finalization of federal appropriations for the current year, Washington will be preparing to pivot to starting the budget and appropriations process anew this Spring. We are reaching out to the entire nuclear physics community to ask for your advocacy in support of robust federal funding for nuclear physics. Research leaders at Michigan State, Jefferson Lab, Brookhaven, and others are organizing two days of virtual congressional advocacy on April 25th and 26th and urgently need your participation.
Please let us know if you can join and support these important federal advocacy efforts by registering here: https://forms.gle/XsX2kqqajDbaMmjE9
We will schedule a background briefing in advance of the April meetings and our support team will take care of scheduling and organizing the meetings with your representatives in Congress. This opportunity is open to past participants and new members of this group alike – faculty and students. We welcome everyone’s participation. Stay tuned for additional details and supporting materials.
It is vital that as many people as possible support this effort. Thank you very much.
The event organizers have decided to postpone NP D.C. Day until later this year due to an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 emergency communities across the country are facing. In addition to college campuses closing and governors and mayors around the country asking that large meetings/events be curtailed, the U.S. Capitol Complex has also been closed to all non-essential business until April 1st.This includes the House and Senate office buildings we would need to access for our Hill meetings. Many Congressional offices have also asked their staffs to telecommute for a period of time over the next several weeks making in-person meetings a challenge.
While our physical advocacy has been postponed for the time being, the federal appropriations process continues! As such we will be following-up with you regarding alternative outreach options to get your message of support for nuclear physics to your elected representatives.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time and you will be hearing more from us soon. And of course please take care.
As of yesterday, the deadline to register for Nuclear Physics Day 2020 has been extended for one week to March 6th. The registration form can be found here.
The link to register for the 2020 Nuclear Physics Day in Washington D.C. can be found here. Registration will close on Friday, February 28.
The 2020 Nuclear Physics Day fly-in will take place March 30, 2020! Save the date and make sure to check our website for updates as the day approaches. A registration link will follow shortly. Please do not book flights earlier than 6:30 pm.
Also, please mark your calendars for an advocacy webinar at 4:00 PM EST on Monday, March 23. Expect further information in the future, but in the meantime, we urge everyone to save the date.