Sequestration 2012 - 2013

Impending Threat of Sequestration

Sequestration, the automatic, across the board, federal budget cuts initially scheduled to take place on January 2, seriously threaten scientific investment.
Gray Arrow  Sequestration Averted - For Now (January 2, 2013)

Scientific Societies Protest Sequestration

APS and other scientific societies shared concerns regarding these rash cuts with the White House, Senate and House leadership. 
Gray Arrow  American Innovation Task Force Letter Format - PDF
Gray arrow  APS Letter to the White House
Gray arrow  AAAS Sequestration Resources
Gray arrow  ACS Sequestration Video

Students Protest Sequestration

Nearly 6,200 science and engineering students from APS and other societies signed a Congressional petition requesting that sequestration be halted because it would harm their future as innovators and hurt economic growth in the United States. Students hand-delivered the petition to the local offices of all U.S. senators and House leaders.
Gray arrow  About Sequestration Letter
Gray arrow  Sequestration Letter and Signatories
Gray arrow  Supporting Member Societies