Dear Friend of ASTRA:
In 13 days we have garnered 633 organizational and individual signatures for the TechAmerica / ASTRA "Support America COMPETES" Petition to Congress. If yours is not one of them, both TechAmerica CEO Phil Bond and I hope that you will consider adding your own signature (or organization's name) to this important show of support for a vital piece of legislation. To do so, please click on this link, read the Petition, and just click on the "Sign the Petition" button that you will find here: www.usinnovation.org/
The bipartisan COMPETES bill has an uncertain future as of this writing. It had a "near death" experience in the U.S. House several weeks ago, as detailed in our latest Tipping Points publication (see link below). The Senate is expected to take up consideration of COMPETES very soon - and may even try to pass it before the July 4 Congressional Recess.
Our Senate visits are all the more reason for you to sign the Petition now, since we need to show support from every state and demonstrate broad national support for this legislation.
In addition, we are sending along ASTRA's latest Tipping Points. There is much news to report, and I hope that you will click through on this link to learn of new developments that affect our community: www.usinnovation.org/files/TippingPoints61510.pdf
Dr. Mary Good