DO NOT cancel funding for the James Webb Space Telescope
  • Petitioned To the House of Representatives of the United States

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To the House of Representatives of the United States
U.S. House of Representatives
Georgia-09
Rep. Doug Collins
California-29
Rep. Tony Cardenas
New York-16
Rep. Eliot Engel
Pennsylvania-02
Rep. Chaka Fattah
Virginia-10
Rep. Frank Wolf
California-15
Rep. Eric Swalwell
Kansas-03
Rep. Kevin Yoder
Texas-07
Rep. John Culberson
Alabama-04
Rep. Robert Aderholt
Ohio-07
Rep. Bob Gibbs
Alabama-01
Rep. Bradley Byrne

DO NOT cancel funding for the James Webb Space Telescope

    1. Kyle Sullivan
    2. Petition by

      Kyle Sullivan

      Birmingham, AL

ONLY US RESIDENTS CAN SIGN (non-US residents, please DO PASS IT ON!!)

 

The United States owes it to itself to continue funding the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) because:

a) The rewards of this project are incalculable to encouraging America's youth to pursue Science, Math, and Engineering, as well as incalculable to the advancement of science and technology

b) America MUST maintain its mastery over the sciences, and more specifically the Space Sciences. We are not just another nation capable of space travel...WE ARE THE PREMIER SPACE-FARING NATION!!

 

See the Facebook page and our blog dedicated to the issue!

B. Schumacher and K. Sullivan

 

http://www.savejwst.com/

http://www.facebook.com/SaveJWST

http://savethistelescope.blogspot.com/

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Big Big News!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Today, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee voted to fund the JWST!! We aren't out of the woods yet, but this counts as a win for us. Now the Full Senate, then the full House has to vote on the issue. And there may be some compromise. Click Link!

    3. New vote scheduled!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Its happening Sep 14 2011! Please contact and/or re-contact your senators. Details can be found at the link.

    4. 4000 signatures!!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Impressive. If this keeps up, JWST will certainly fly. Hell, with this much enthusiasm we could probably launch two JWSTs! Keep up the good work, and thank you for signing, and caring about this next step in Human Destiny.

    5. Reached 4,000 signatures
    6. 3,861 Sigs

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      As you may know, science warriors, the JWST issue is getting mad attention lately. The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, AURA, the AAS...it will only be a matter of time before JWST flies. However, all is moot unless you contact your reps!

    7. 3,500 Signatures!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      We still do not know the date of the next vote, best rest assured we will tell you the moment we find out. Be sure to check out the blog and the FB page for updates. Thank you for everything so far!
      Blog: http://bit.ly/oZ5ifv
      FB: http://on.fb.me/o7Fc

    8. Status Update:

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      We have 3,340 signatures! Amazing work, but we still have a mountain to climb. Please pass out the following links: Newest Blog Post http://bit.ly/okWEaU The New Physical Flyer http://bit.ly/oBgXR8 Spread the Word! Let's get Congress straightened out

    9. Reached 3,000 signatures
    10. Next vote unknown...

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Still waiting for for the official date that the House of Representatives goes to vote on a funding bill that concerns JWST, Stay tuned...

    11. Atlantis Lands!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Congrats to Atlantis after a successful mission!! It is sad that there will be a lull in US Manned Spaceflight. However, we will return. In the meantime, let's get JWST to fly so that future astronauts will now more about their destination!

    12. Scientists Undeterred by Hubble Successor's Cost

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      The scientific community is very much behind this telescope. We need to back them up.

    13. 2900 signatures!!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Yes! We are moving along quite well. We are organizing some specific initiatives at the moment that we will begin making public in the next few days. Do not forget to spread the word!

    14. 2,881 Signatures!!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      This is going better than expected. Now we want to shift gears a bit and promote some other sites. This site is the petition. The FB Page: http://on.fb.me/q7qf8L The Official Blog: http://bit.ly/oZ5ifv The Tumblr Art Campaign: http://bit.ly/plMyV

    15. Reached 2,500 signatures
    16. 2,312 signatures!!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      This is only the beginning. THIS TELESCOPE WILL FLY!!

      Special thanks to Seth Green and Abraham Benrubi for their efforts. It helps a great deal!

    17. 2,185 Signatures!!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      As most of you know, we must continue the fight to save JWST to the wider House of Representatives. Good. That gives us the leverage we want: time. Real soon we will have 10,000 sigs, then 50K sigs. Many people WANT this to happen. Let's DO THIS!

    18. Get out the voice....

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Tweets. Facebook and Google+ posts. Blog entries. Write/email your Reps. Contact local news organizations and tell them about the petition. It's not as difficult as you might think. We will #savethistelescope

    19. Listen up:

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      The House Appropriations Committee voted NOT to use cross-agency money ($200 M) to fund JWST. So, what do we do? GET THE WORD OUT! We need many more signatures. Go and get 3 or 4 signatures today!!

      Will find the date for the next vote right now...

    20. Reached 2,000 signatures
    21. House Appropriations Committee is meeting right now:

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Video: http://bit.ly/bwpD5o | Audio: http://bit.ly/jJz4uj.

      Listen in for discussions on the NASA Budget and JWST

    22. I'll keep you updated.

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Check with us on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow. Keep spreading the word...we may still need more signatures! Thank you, again, for all your support. With JWST, Humanity will finally secure its destiny =)

    23. Tomorrow is the day...

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      The House Committee on Appropriations votes later today (Wed July 13 2011) on the NASA issues and the JWST specifically. if the vote goes to NO, then we will continue to gather support for JWST. if the vote goes to yes, then...we will see...

    24. 1,610 Signatures!!

      Kyle Sullivan
      Petition Organiser

      Thank you, everyone, for your time and your passion. These distant representatives will hear us and understand that the JWST NEEDS to happen.

      The House Committee on Appropriations has been emailed individually. In addition, this site emails, too.

    25. Reached 1,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • James Earley GRANTS PASS, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      We failed in not building the Super Collider. china may well get to the moon before we get back there. Lets us not fail in this.

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    • Martha Gay GREENBELT, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because we need to explore and because solving the technical problems associated with the JWST will generate innovation and jobs.

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    • Lawrence Turner NORTH WALES, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Astronomical research is too important to be left to budgetary whim, political ideology, or short-sighted views of false economy.

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    • James Webb HANNIBAL, MO
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is the next logical step in man's quest for knowledge. It's bold and will answer so many questions, as well as raising new ones.

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    • Bartholomew Tsang LA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      we long for future.

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