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Save Arecibo: Write to Congress

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Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope and the source for the SETI@home data that your computer analyzes, faces massive budget cuts that will end its ability to continue the search for life beyond Earth. The decision to ensure full funding currently rests upon votes in Congress on Senate Bill S. 2862 and House Resolution H.R. 3737. These bills desperately need more support.

Please take a moment to help us save Arecibo. You can use the form below to automatically look up and generate letters to print and mail to your representatives.

We can find your U.S. representatives automatically via the state and zip code you enter below. Note that, due to split districts, you may have to enter in your zip+4 to determine your House representative. You can look up your zip+4 code here. You can also directly look up your representatives here.

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Here is sample text for your letter. Please insert the correct address and any personal statements you wish. Click on the button below to generate a PDF which you can print out, sign, and send. Dear (representative name):

As a resident of , I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor Senate Bill S. 2862 which directs the National Science Foundation to fully fund the Arecibo Observatory which is currently threatened with closure. Numerous reasons exist to justify continued funding for this essential facility.

I urge you to support S. 2862 to ensure Arecibo Observatory will continue its vital contributions to all of these important scientific and humanitarian missions.

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