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So Congress is trying to completely cut funding for the James Web Space Telescope, which has run billions over budget, in order to try to balance the budget, as well as effectively slashing funding for CCDev. The following is my letter that I will send to ALL my Congressmen. If you'd like to sign this petition, follow this little dongle or follow this link (which @neoteotihuacan helped me set up):
If you'd like to use it as an email or letter, or any part of it, please feel free to also write your representatives. And a phone call would make a huge difference, as well. I am calling tomorrow (Monday). By the way, that link which you probably just skipped over goes over to spacefrontier.org and their suggestion for calling your congressmen about this. These suggestions are very good.
The last time I wrote Congress, I received a response that left me unsatisfied, and not at all confident that they have the interests of those they represent at heart. I resolved that writing in order to express my views and desires was a waste of time, and my time is valuable. And yet here I am, composing another letter, which I will post to my blog, along with their eventual response. I tell you that to impress upon you how important I think this topic is. I hope that I was mistaken, and that they will listen to their constituents.