Call to Action—Support Publicly Funded Research in California
The California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (AB 609) is scheduled for a vote as early as tomorrow and we need your help to ensure its passage.
Last Friday the proposed legislation passed the California Assembly’s Appropriations Committee with full bipartisan support. If AB 609 becomes law, it will unlock access to the results of more than $200 million in annual, state-funded scientific research. You can help by contacting your Assembly Member now and voicing your concern that publicly funded research must be made publicly accessible.
Our friends at SPARC have made it easy for you to get involved. If you are based in California, contact your state legislators through their legislative action center, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same. If you are based outside of California, please share this call to action with any friends or colleagues who are based in the state.
PLOS welcomes your support. Let’s unlock access together.
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