Created by on 12/20/2010

FASEB President William Talman, recently acknowledged ten individuals who are the most frequent users of the federation’s web-based “e-action” advocacy tool. These leading advocates have each sent more than 60 messages in support of science to members of Congress since 2003, and all are research scientists working at universities or medical schools in states such as New York, Tennessee, Colorado, and Ohio. In recognition of their dedication and efforts, FASEB President Dr. William Talman sent each of the ten most active e-action list subscribers a letter of appreciation.

An analysis of data from FASEB’s website also indicated that in 2010, over 27,000 emails to members of Congress were generated by the scientific community in response to FASEB e-action alerts, representing a significant increase over last year. FASEB’s most recent call-to-action mobilized scientists across the country to ask their members of Congress to pass a fiscal year 2011 spending bill that provides increased funding for the National Institutes of Health. The alert has thus far generated nearly 10,000 messages to Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to sustain the federal investment in biomedical research. You can join the FASEB e-action list by visiting the FASEB website.