Strengthening the Integrity of Science
Hurricane Sandy and other recent disasters in the United States have demonstrated the need for public access to reliable scientific information from government sources. This access is essential not only for communities to make good policies but also for Americans to protect themselves and their families. The availability of reliable scientific information can truly help save lives.
During President Obama's first term, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy worked with federal agencies to create strong scientific integrity policies that would make it more difficult to censor scientists or distort research. While some improvements were made, there is still work to be done. The scientific integrity policies vary widely in quality across agencies, and many have yet to be implemented.
Please urge the White House to recommit to further scientific integrity reform during the president's second term by sending the letter below.
Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect!
For more information, see our evaluation of federal agency scientific integrity policies.
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Dear Dr. John Holdren,
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]