Recently, the US House of Representatives passed off an amendment offered by Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would prohibit funding for the Political Science Program with the National Science Foundation. If enacted into law, this amendment would set an extraordinary and disturbing precedent in which Congress chooses which scientific disciplines should be funded and not funded within the NSF’s research portfolio. As a publisher of quality political science research, SAGE felt the need to act.
We have reached out to our Senators to express our opposition and wanted to share publicly one example of the letters our CEO sent here: http://sageconnection.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/boxer.pdf
We hope that you’ll join us in support of political science research funding. Several other organizations we partner with are also opposing this amendment. If you’d like to join them in taking action, please click here to send a message to your elected officials through the FABBS website.