Essential Advocacy

More missions, more science, more exploration

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Essential Advocacy

Our Advocacy Program provides each Society member a voice in the process. More missions, more science, and more exploration.

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Final Update

We met our second match! Thank you to everyone who helped us get there, as well as the four Society members for putting forward $65,000 of matching funds to begin with. All donations and matching funds have been added to our total.

There is still time and value in donating, if you haven't already. Every additional dollar you invest in the space policy and advocacy program goes directly supports our work in Washington, D.C.

Update: Challenge Met—Plus New Advocacy Toolkit Challenge!

We are blown away by the generous support of our members and supporters. This is the fourth year in a row we’ve raised over $100,000 for this program. Thank you!

But we’re not through yet.

Three other Planetary Society members have stepped forward with one final challenge for us:

Raise an additional $15,000. If successful, they will match it, dollar for dollar.

That’s an additional $30,000 for our program.

If we meet this goal, we will use these funds to greatly accelerate the development of a new Space Advocate Training Toolkit.

The Toolkit will help train and empower you and other members on how to be effective space advocates, particularly when dealing with the U.S. Congress.

Nothing like this exists for the promotion of federal support for space exploration and this service will be custom-made to provide Society members and supporters with advanced training to be better space advocates.

Please help us activate these matching funds by making a gift today.

Space Advocacy: Defending Space Science and Exploration

We sit at a key moment to influence the direction for space with the new Administration and Congress. While there is much bipartisan support for NASA, major budget cuts are coming down the line that may severely impact space science and exploration.

We must speak up—right now—to demonstrate public support for space exploration.

Funding for our Advocacy program is critical. The more funding we have, the more effective we can be, which ultimately translates into more missions, more science, and more exploration.

We have a plan to engage the new Administration and the new Congress to build support for space science and exploration. And we need to increase our investment in our Washington, D.C. operations.

How much we increase our D.C. operations depends on you. So does our ability to provide new educational tools and to be present at major space symposiums and meetings around the world.

It’s a small investment now that could pay off in a major way. Our future at Mars, the Moon, Europa, and beyond depends on our ability to advocate for space over the next year.

Thank you for being part of the strong coalition speaking out for science and exploration.

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