Government Relations Action Alerts
The AAA Department of Government Relations regularly monitors
the actions of Congress, the White House and federal agencies
which affect the discipline or practice of anthropology. Although
the AAA responds as an organization to federal actions that
may adversely or positively affect anthropology, many times
a concerted response by individual anthropologists is necessary
to successfully support or oppose proposed federal action.
"Action alerts" notify anthropologists of impending
federal action affecting anthropology that would benefit from
a response by individual anthropologists. Action alerts define
the issue, the federal action proposed, AAA's response, and
recommends appropriate action by individual anthropologists.
For example, previous AAA action alerts have focused on threats
to federal funding for the National Science Foundation and the
National Endowment for the Humanities contained in Congressional
appropriation and/or authorization bills. The action alarts
have recommended that anthropologists, as constituents, write
their members of Congress on the issues. The overwhelming response
of anthropologists, along with others, resulted in a positive
outcome for the two federal agencies.
Action alerts will be posted and updated as necessary. For
more information, or to notify the AAA Department of Government
Relations concerning matters in which action alerts might be
useful, contact Paul
Nuti, Director, External, International and Government
Relations Department, 2200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington,
VA 22201; (703) 528-1902, ext. 3008; fax (703) 528-3546.