EERI Advocates for Continued Funding for Earthquake & Tsunami-related Federal Programs

June 30, 2017: EERI’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, led by Laura Samant (M. EERI 2003), has been closely following activities in Washington D.C., and monitoring impacts on NEHRP agencies and seismic policy. Recent federal budget proposals have indicated significant cuts to programs associated with earthquake and tsunami risk reduction. In response, EERI sent letters to 31 Senators and 14 Congressional Representatives on both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to re-consider these budget reductions and outlining the benefits of these programs. EERI members and partner organizations are encouraged to send similar letters using EERI’s template language.

Download these tools to write your representative about Federal Budget reductions to earthquake & tsunami-related programs:

Earthquake Program Advocacy Letter template (Word File)

Earthquake Program Advocacy sample letter (PDF)

Tsunami Program Advocacy Letter template (Word File)

Tsunami Program Advocacy sample letter (PDF)

EERI Public Policy & Advocacy Committee Legislator Contact List for June 2017 (Excel File)

Use these links to find your representative:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
http://whoismyrepresentative.com/