Urge the Senate Not to Eliminate NSF’s Political Science Program

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has proposed an amendment (No. 2631) to eliminate the National Science Foundation’s political science program. It is an amendment to the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science fiscal year 2010 appropriations bill (H.R. 2847), which is on the Senate floor today. NCH urges anyone who values political science research to contact your Senator’s office TODAY to ask them to vote against Coburn’s amendment.

NCH member the American Political Science Association (APSA) has created an on-line petition that you can sign to express your opposition to the amendment (click here) . You can also find background material to help you craft a message at APSA’s website by clicking here.

In addition, the offices of all U.S. Senators can be reached through the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202)224-3121. You can find your U.S. Senators by clicking here.

The vote may occur as early as today, so please call ASAP!

4 Responses to “Urge the Senate Not to Eliminate NSF’s Political Science Program”

  1. Michael Orr Says:

    You cannot take this away, you would destroy the livelihoods of thousands of Americans and threaten the history and preservation of this country. As a Republican you’re supposed to care about America more than is rationally possible. So do something about it.

  2. Briefly Noted for October 9, 2009 Says:

    [...] science. The National Humanities Alliance, the American Political Science Association, the National Coalition for History are urging members and friends to contact their representatives to ask them to vote against the [...]

  3. Barbara Gossett Says:

    Please do not destroy preservation efforts in this country by abolishing NSF’s political science program. Aren’t conservatives supposed to be concerned about conservation & preservation? Get on with it.

  4. Diana Coderre Says:

    I urge you and the Senate not to eliminate NSF’s Political Science Program, please.