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Ask Congress to support investment in research

The UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) has launched a call-to-action campaign asking our university advocates to reach out to members of Congress and express their support for federal investment in research. Federal funds are the university’s single most important source of support for research.

Federally funded research is the fuel that drives UC breakthroughs to improve health, advance science and create knowledge. UC researchers identify disease causes and develop cures and life-enhancing biotechnologies. But the funding that makes this possible is at risk.

The recent federal budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018 proposes to cut $54 billion from federal programs that support areas such as medical, energy and environmental research. These cuts would be devastating to California and the nation, and would stifle UC’s ability to solve our country’s most pressing needs and challenges.

Federal support for research plays a vital role in the health, economic prosperity and international competitiveness of both California and the U.S. This campaign will help ensure that UC can continue to address the scientific, technological and health challenges facing our state, country and the world.

In her latest LinkedIn post, President Napolitano shares why it’s more important than ever to stand up for federally funded research.

You can send a message to your member of Congress by filling in the form here: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/support-uc/ucan/research/take-action

 


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