Thank a Government Scientist

Federal scientists are working hard every day to make the food we eat, the medications we take, the air we breathe, and so much more safe for all Americans. Unfortunately, these same scientists are hearing harsh rhetoric attacking the safeguards they provide, some are being muzzled by orders prohibiting them to speak out about their research, and all are uncertain about what the Trump administration and Congress might do to cut science-based programs and their staff.

Help pushback against the anti-science rhetoric from the Trump administration with some appreciation: Take a moment to thank a government scientist today. Let them know how much you appreciate the crucial role they play in our daily lives and that you will advocate for science-based policies every day!

Send a tweet or Facebook message using the hashtag #ThankAGovScientist to the agencies of your choice—or a federal scientist you know personally—using one of the following handles:

Post on the Environment Protection Agency Facebook page

Tweet @EPA: Thank you @EPA for protecting my right to clean air and clean water. #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Facebook page

Tweet @NOAA: Thanks @NOAA for helping to protect my home from floods and other disasters! #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Facebook page

Tweet @NASA: Thanks @NASA for pushing science forward and developing products that my family uses every day! #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the Department of Energy Facebook page

Tweet @ENERGY: Thank you @ENERGY for reducing nuclear risks and demonstrating the momentum of clean energy. #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the US Department of Agriculture Facebook page

Tweet @USDA: Thank you @USDA for standing for science-based standards for nutrition and agriculture. #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the Food and Drug Administration Facebook page

Tweet @US_FDA: Thanks to @FDA for making sure my medicine works and my food is safe #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the Consumer Product Safety Commission Facebook page

Tweet @USCPSC: What a relief to know my home products won’t hurt my family thanks to @USCPSC #ThankAGovScientist

Post on the US National Weather Service Facebook page

Tweet @NWS: Thanks @NWS: keeping us safe and aware of severe weather threats like hurricanes and tornadoes! #ThankAGovScientist

 Not on Twitter or Facebook?

If you don't have a Twitter or Facebook account, write a thank you card to one of the agencies listed above with a message of appreciation and encouragement and mail it to the following address—we will deliver it for you:

Attn: Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists
1825 K St NW, Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20006-1232

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