OPTION 3 - Choose another issue related to science that is important to your pod.
This is as an opportunity to put your collective wisdom and interests to work in shaping community perceptions around a science-relevant topic. Ideas include threats to public lands, public health, air and water resources, or whatever else resonates with your pod.
Congress goes into recess the third week of August; perfect timing for you to send your representative a copy of your op-ed or LTE and how how important protecting science funding is to your communities. Find your rep here and senator here.