Are you concerned with the current science-funding situation in the U.S.? Do you want to enact change? An in-person meeting with your congressional representative can make a large difference on issues of funding and science legislation. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hill Day is your chance to directly speak with members of Congress and their staffs in Washington, D.C. Every year, the ASBMB brings together undergraduate and graduate student and postdoctoral researchers from across the country to meet with their congressional leaders. This fully funded opportunity gives participants the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with government officials. Watch videos of past participants to get a better idea of the experience.
Arriving on Monday, March 31, participants will take part in an orientation session focused on the federal budget process and communicating with members of Congress. On Tuesday, April 1, participants will convene on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress, before departing on Wednesday, April 2. In exchange for your time and efforts, we provide transportation, lodging and meals during your stay in Washington, D.C.
Student and postdoctoral researchers, take advantage of this all-expenses paid opportunity to have your voice heard on the Hill and sign up now! The deadline for applying is Feb. 14.
If you have any questions, please contact ASBMB Science Policy Fellow Shaila Kotadia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your efforts. We look forward to reviewing your application and hopefully seeing you in Washington this spring!