October 08, 2009
By Lee White, executive director of the National Coalition for History
Crossposted from the National Coalition for History’s web site.
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. You can also find background material to help you craft a message at APSA’s web site.
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!