This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent 22 August 2013. Meetings and jobs are listed at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.
SPA Advocacy Committee requests community help.
From SPA Committee <email@example.com> (will go to Maura Hagan).
As recently announced - see ftp://igpp.ucla.edu/scratch/aguspa/volume20_2013/vol20no050 - the Space Physics & Aeronomy (SPA) Section of the American Geophysical Union has formed an SPA Advocacy Committee, tasked with advocating the scientific and other benefits of heliophysics research to key stakeholders. A fairly obvious strategy involves strengthening connections with House and Senate members of the respective CJS (Commerce, Justice, and Science) Appropriations Committees (and their staff). The members of these Appropriations Committee come from various states (see lists at http://appropriations.house.gov/about/members/commercejusticescience.htm and http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/sc-commerce.cfm ), and each should be particularly receptive to advocacy from individuals that have a connection to his/her home state.
Now, it is rather straightforward for the SPA Advocacy Committee to identify individuals that WORK in particular states, but it is less straightforward to identify individuals who have other connections to these states (for example, individuals who have graduated from universities in those states). Therefore, I have a simple request - if, after reviewing the appropriations committee membership, you believe that you have a meaningful connection with one of the states represented on its membership, please sent me a short e-mail at:
indicating the nature of the connection. For graduates, indicate the university(ies) from which you hold degrees and the years in which these degrees were earned.
Similar emails are going out to the GEM, SHINE, and SolarNews communities, as well, so if you receive multiple requests, you need only respond to one request as the Advocacy committee will be coordinating responses.
Thanks in advance,
Maura Hagan (spacomm at ucar.edu)