The AIAA Grassroots Public Policy program offers AIAA members an exciting way to ensure that their voices are heard on the most crucial issues facing aerospace today. Open to all active members of the Institute, the Congressional Visits Day and August is for Aerospace programs engage Congressional decision makers by reminding them that aerospace is not only important to the United States but also to their local communities.
AIAA Announces Its Key Public Policy Issues for 2013
AIAA Board of Directors has announced the Institute’s key public policy issues for 2013, addressing some of the most pressing concerns facing the aerospace community. Some of AIAA’s key public policy issues for 2013 include:
- Promoting and Incentivizing Public-Private Partnerships that Improve Technology Transition to End Users from the Nation’s Aerospace Research Laboratories
- Enabling Sustained Deep Space Exploration with a Broad Vision
- Completing Public/Private Human Earth-Orbit Access Programs in a Timely Manner
- And more...
“By bringing forth these key issues of public policy, AIAA seeks to call attention to as well as provide solutions to some of the barriers that impede our nation’s continued progress in the exploration of space, the establishment of an effective cybersecurity regime, the continued growth and relevance of our R&D capabilities, and the education of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields,” stated AIAA President Michael Griffin.
Key Public Policy Issues for 2013 >
AIAA Grassroots Public Policy Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can anyone take part in AIAA Grassroots Public Policy programming?
A: Yes. AIAA Grassroots Public Policy Programs are open to all active members of the Institute who are American citizens. The only requirement is that your AIAA membership be active.
Q: But, I work for the Government, are you sure I can take part too?
A: Absolutely! While you are a federal employee, you are an American taxpayer and eligible to vote in elections, thus you are entitled to discuss issues of concern with your Congressional representative. For a more detailed explanation of your eligibility to take part in our grassroots programs, please contact Duane Hyland at 703.264.7558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What types of Grassroots Public Policy Programs does AIAA offer?
A: AIAA offers two grassroots public policy programs: The Congressional Visits Day program is held each year in March. And the August is for Aerospace program is held during the summer and early fall.
For specific information on the AIAA Congressional Visits Day program, please visit our CVD page.
For specific information on the AIAA August is for Aerospace program, please visit our A4A page.