[Air-L] FW: NCA Action Alert: Stop the cuts to NSF

Gabriela T Richard gabriela at nyu.edu
Thu May 14 10:10:10 PDT 2015

Thanks for send this out. I made sure to take action and I hope everyone on
this list does as well. A 45% funding cut to NSF SBE will be disastrous to
the social sciences and humanities, not to mention having congressional
representatives determine funding priorities!

On Thu, May 14, 2015 at 12:43 PM, Jennifer Stromer-Galley <jstromer at syr.edu>

> Hi everyone,
> I'm forwarding an email sent on behalf of the National Communication
> Association about the U.S. Congress's efforts to make draconian cuts to
> funding basic research in human and social research.
> If you live in the U.S., please write your member of the House of
> Representatives and urge them to vote no on H.R. 1806.
> It helps if you can indicate to your Representative what your stake or
> interest is in this issue to personalize it. As well, feel free to borrow
> from any of the verbiage I used to write my Representative:
> This letter comes to encourage you to stand for science and innovation and
> to vote against anything that will curtailfunding for the National Science
> Foundation in general. In specific, I am writing to highlight that if H.R.
> 1806 were passed, it would gut social and behavioral science research and
> stifle scientific progress.  The bill cuts funding for NSF's Social,
> Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate nearly in half.  The bill
> also contains language putting in place arbitrary funding caps on
> scientific fields, allowing non-scientists to pick "winners and losers"
> based on purely political interests, and discouraging inter-disciplinary
> science.
> Thanks,
> ~Jenny
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> To: Jennifer Stromer-Galley
> Subject: NCA Action Alert
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> Dear NCA Member:
> Last month the House Science, Space and Technology Committee passed the
> America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), a bill to
> reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF), federal STEM education
> programs, and other federal agencies. The bill advanced through the
> committee along party lines and now heads to the House floor.
> There are several troubling aspects to this proposed reauthorization. H.R.
> 1806 dramatically changes how NSF is funded. Historically, NSF has received
> a bulk appropriation from the federal government; it has been NSF's
> responsibility to determine how that appropriation is spent among its
> myriad programs and directorates. H.R. 1806 takes that responsibility away
> from NSF and transfers it to Congress-the bill actually specifies
> directorate-by-directorate funding levels for NSF. Within this structure,
> the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate faces a budget
> cut of over 45%.
> The COMPETES bill is scheduled to be on the House floor the week of May
> 18. Contact your Member of Congress today to urge him or her to oppose this
> bill. Use the button below from the Consortium of Social Science
> Associations (COSSA) to take action.
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> Thank you for taking action on this important effort. Please feel free to
> share this with your colleagues and others who care about protecting social
> and behavioral science at NSF.
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> >
> Best,
> Nancy Kidd
> Executive Director
> National Communication Association
> 1765 N Street NW
> Washington, DC 20036
> 202-464-4622
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*Gabriela T. Richard, Ph.D.*
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Graduate School of Education | *University of Pennsylvania*
*Center for Collaboration, Computation, Complexity, and Creativity in the
Learning Sciences*
3700 Walnut St., Suite 202 | Philadelphia, PA 19104
gric at upenn.edu <gric at gse.upenn.edu> | gabriela at nyu.edu

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