2011 Legislative Blitz, February 27 – March 1 in Washington DC
In 2004, a group of thirteen premier space advocacy groups joined together under the Space Exploration Alliance to have their voices heard. The first SEA “Blitz” brought together 76 space enthusiasts from around the country. They converged on Washington, D.C., and talked with over 200 congressional offices in support of NASA and space exploration.
The 2011 Blitz comes at a crucial moment. In September 2010, Congress passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2010. It is now time for Congress to enact legislation that appropriates the required funding in compliance with the Authorization Act.
In the current economic climate, however, it is uncertain which path our nation’s leaders will now take. More than ever before, it is absolutely critical that the voices of the space advocacy community be heard in the debate over the future of our nation’s space program. SEA will be calling upon Congress to ensure NASA is a compelling national priority.
Come join space advocates from around the country to let Congress know that there is strong constituent support for an ambitious space program. You will find this experience to be exciting and rewarding! We will provide an information/training session on Sunday afternoon plus all of the materials that you will need for meetings on Monday and Tuesday.
This event will not be successful without your help. Please JOIN US (registration closed) from February 27-March 1, 2011 so that YOUR voice can be heard. See you in Washington, D.C.
Pre-Blitz training will be held on Sunday, Feb 27 starting at 2pm at the National Space Society Headquarters:
1155 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
For additional information or questions please contact Rick Zucker at (email closed) or 508-651-9936.
Note: The Space Exploration Alliance does not recommend any specific hotel to use for this event. Please find a local hotel that suits your needs.
If you are unable to attend the Legislative Blitz, but still want to participate, please consider attending The Space Frontier Foundation’s “Keep the Promise which is the week after, or ProSpace’s March Storm, which is the week after that.