SPEaC Hosts Congressman Marc Veasey’s Lead Field Representative to Discuss Science Outreach

Since participating in the ASBMB 50-State Challenge and meeting with many of the Texas congressmen’s local staffers, SPEaC has started developing a productive collaboration with the congressional staffers in Representative Marc Veasey’s Dallas office. To this end, we were fortunate to host Representative Veasey’s lead field representative, Lorraine Birabil, at our last meeting held on December 3rd 2014. As Representative Veasey’s lead field representative, Ms. Birabil spends her time traveling around the 33rd district meeting constituents to learn about their interests. She also ensures that every call and letter coming through the Veasey office is logged to allow Congressmen Veasey to receive reports of constituents’ concerns. Ms. Birabil also emphasized that a combination of phone calls, letters, and office visits are the best way to communicate with Representative Veasey. Continue reading

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SPEaC continues to open a dialog with the local offices of Texas Congressmen

As described in our previous post, SPEaC participated in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 50-State Challenge where we met with the local offices of Texas congressmen to open a dialog between scientists and Texas policy-makers and promote NIH-funded scientific research. Since our previous post about our meeting with Representative Mark Veasey, SPEaC has been able to meeting with the local offices of three additional Texas congressmen:

Senator Ted Cruz

Senator John Cornyn

Representative Pete Sessions Continue reading

SPEaC connects with Texas Representative Mark Veasey to promote NIH-funded scientific research

On August 11th, SPEaC had the opportunity to meet with the Dallas office of Texas Representative Mark Veasey to discuss the importance of continued NIH-funded scientific research. This meeting was set up in collaboration with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) 50 State Challenge (http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50893/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=77381). Continue reading