Friday, April 21, 2017

ACTION: Call to Defeat Trump's Anti-Science Budget

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, April 21, 2017
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Defeat Trump’s Anti-Science Budget
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President Trump has asked Congress to make deep cuts in next year’s budget for scientific research; cuts so drastic that on April 22, scientists are staging an unprecedented March for Science in Washington, DC and around the globe www.marchforscience.com.
- Proposed are 20-50% cuts in funding for the NIH (the US's major sponsor of biomedical research), the EPA and Department of Energy. http://wapo.st/2ptr7s6
- Not only will these cuts set back scientific progress by decades, impacts in Oregon will be profound. Oregon hospitals will lose jobs and our cancer patients will lose their access to lifesaving clinical trials.
Republicans will single-handedly destroy the scientific infrastructure that has brought us innumerable advances and made America a leader in the scientific community. Tell our Members of Congress to refuse the President’s proposals to cut funding for science research when Congress takes up funding for fiscal year 2018.
Let’s stand up for science!
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**ACTION: CALL BOTH OF OUR SENATORS AND YOUR HOUSE MEMBER**
Find your U.S. Rep: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Sample Script
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I am adamantly opposed to any and all cuts in science research. This Administration cannot be trusted to trim funding wisely, therefore I ask the [Senator/Representative] to vote NO on any reductions in funding for civilian science agencies, including the EPA, NIH, and DOE. “ 
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
SENATOR WYDEN – Ranking Member, Finance Committee
Portland: (503) 326-7525
DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555
Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122
Bend: (541) 330-9142
SENATOR MERKLEY – Member, Appropriations Committee
Portland: (503) 326-3386
DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102
Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI – Member, Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Beaverton: (503) 469-6010 
DC: (202) 225-0855 
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN – Chair, Energy and Commerce Committee
Medford (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408
La Grande (541) 624-2400
DC (202) 225-6730
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER – Member, Ways and Means
Portland: (503) 231-2300 
DC: (202) 225-4811 
PETER DEFAZIO 
Eugene 541-465-6732
Coos Bay 541-269-2609
Roseburg 541-440-3523
DC 202-225-6416
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER 
Salem: (503) 588-9100
Oregon City: (503) 557-1324
DC: (202) 225-5711
** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!** 

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