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Get Involved in Mars/Space Advocacy, Participate in 2014 SEA Legislative Blitz

25 Nov 2013, 14:55 UTC
Get Involved in Mars/Space Advocacy, Participate in 2014 SEA Legislative Blitz
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In 2004, a group of thirteen major
space advocacy groups, including the Mars Society, joined together under the Space Exploration Alliance (SEA) to have their voices heard in Washington, D.C. The first SEA "Legislative Blitz" brought together 76 space advocates from around the country. They converged on
Capitol Hill and visited over 200 congressional offices to express support for NASA and space exploration.The 2014 SEA Legislative Blitz comes
at a time when the U.S. space program is at a serious crossroads, both in terms
of funding and direction. A recent Congressional Budget Office report
actually suggested shutting down America’s human space flight program. The
voices of the space advocacy community must be heard now as perhaps never
before. SEA participants will call upon Congress to ensure that our
nation’s leadership in space exploration will remain a national priority.

Come join space advocates from around
the country to let members of Congress know that there is strong constituent
support for an ambitious U.S. space program. You will find this experience to
be exciting and rewarding. There will be an informational/training session held on
Sunday, February 23rd, followed by meetings on Capitol Hill on Monday, February
24th and Tuesday, February 25th. ...

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