Almost 1000 Signees only generates a dismissive response from the SFN Pres.
Dear Petition Signers, Many thanks for signing the petition. We now have almost 1000 signees. However, we do not seem to have made a significant impact on our esteemed President, Larry Swanson, as shown by this fairly dismissive response that was posted on the SFN website: http://www.sfn.org/news-and-calendar/news-and-calendar/news/spotlight/annual-meeting-venues
To have an impact on the SFN officers and councilors who make these decisions, we will need at least 3,000 signatures, or a mass exodus from the society. That would represent 10% of the attendees of the meeting. However, the number of people who are signing each day has dropped significantly. Towards that end, I would like to ask each of you to send the petition on to all of your neuroscience contacts, and ask them to sign it and pass it to all of their neuroscience contacts, etc... My term as the New Orleans SFN Chapter President is over, and I will be resigning from the Society in protest of this terrible decision.