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Members To Vote on Proposed Amendment to APS Mission Statement

At its April meeting, the APS Council approved a proposed amendment to the APS mission statement. The proposed revision will appear on the election ballot this summer for APS members to vote on its adoption. The amendment - actually a preamble - to the APS objective is motivated by a desire to articulate the organization's concern for science education and public affairs issues, and to expand the objective to include activities in this area. The text of the proposed amendment is below.

Article II - Objective.
In the firm belief that an understanding of the nature of the physical universe will be of benefit to all humanity the objective of the Society shall be the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics.

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