Policy Update

AAG Statement on Charlottesville Tragedy and White Supremacy

The American Association of Geographers is deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent deadly and violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rallies supported by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members led to the killing of one counter-protester, the wounding of at least 19 other protesters, and the deaths of two law enforcement officers doing…
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Policy Update

Federal Research Agencies Avoid Cuts in Congressional Budget Deal

Late last week, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that will fund the federal government through September 30. The bipartisan deal has generally been viewed favorably by science advocates, as it maintains or increases funding levels for most agencies that provide research support. Under the deal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will remain…
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Policy Update

NAACP Endorses AAG Letter Opposing Restrictions on Geospatial and Racial Disparities Data

NAACP and 26 other prominent national organizations signed on to a letter written by the AAG expressing concerns about proposed bills (Senate Bill 103 and House Bill 482) that could impose restrictions on the use of and access to geospatial data related to racial disparities. Read more about AAG policy action. Read the letter.
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