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Do Your Research

Because policy makers are most responsive to the concerns of voters in their districts, ANS encourages its members to identify their representatives in local, state and federal positions. You can provide professional perspectives on pressing issues related to nuclear science and technology by contacting your elected officials. Lawmakers need to know that nuclear applications are important to their constituents.

Your Elected Officials

To determine who represents you in Congress, visit

Once you know who your legislators are, you will want to learn about their interests and priorities. Knowing if your elected officials tend to be on your side of different issues will make the meeting more productive.

Where Your Legislator Stands

You can prepare to get to know your legislators by answering the following questions:

  • What is my legislator's record on nuclear issues?
  • Has s/he supported or sponsored any related bills?
  • Have they opposed legislation that would positively impact the future of nuclear technologies?
  • What special issues is this legislator interested in?

Additional Resources

Doug Wasitis in the ANS Washington DC office can provide insights and guidance on the records of your policy makers. Contact him via e-mail.

Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a non-partisan citizen's organization that strives to provide accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making.

Last updated June 27, 2012, 8:46am CDT.

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