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AAG Policy Action

The American Association of Geographers continues to monitor, intervene, and update you on key issues that have a clear impact on geography or in which our discipline can serve as a valued stakeholder in shaping viewpoints and policy outcomes. Below is a list of actions and responses by the AAG so far, and also information to help you take action within your communities:

 

Response to AAG Membership

Creating and Preserving Actionable and Policy-Relevant Geography by Glen MacDonald

AAG President Glen MacDonald talks about the important role of geographers and geography in addressing the challenges that lie ahead in his latest column.

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A Letter to Our Members about the Recent U.S. Election:

Initial letter sent out to members in November 2016 about the impact of the U.S. election and the concern for the values of free, thoughtful expression and mutual respect.

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Response to Congress

Letter to Senator Michael Lee in response to Senate Bill 103

The Senate introduced a bill regarding Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations and geospatial data, which could have far-reaching consequences on federally-sponsored research, services and programs.

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Letter to Congressman Paul Gosar in response to House Bill 482

The House of Representatives introduced a bill regarding Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations and geospatial data, which could have far-reaching consequences on federally-sponsored research, services and programs.

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Executive Order

AAG Statement on Executive Order

Statement from AAG’s Glen MacDonald and Doug Richardson about the executive order that restricts the ability of AAG members and the broader geography community from certain countries from being able to enter or return to the United States.

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Statement from the Coalition for National Science Funding

AAG has also joined with other organizations lending unified support to address the U.S. travel ban issues.

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AAG is also working with other organizations. More will be added soon. 

 

AAG Support for Geographers with Travel Restrictions

The AAG addresses concerns about the 2017 AAG annual meeting in Boston from those who are affected by the U.S. travel restrictions.

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Stay Informed and Follow Up

Positive change can be magnified greatly by putting your expertise into your own messages and sending them to local legistlators and Congressional representatives. 

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You can also follow and respond to AAG activities through our @theAAG Twitter account and Facebook page

 

This page will continue to be updated with actions taken by the AAG.