Letters Organized, Signed, and/or Sent

This page also includes ASA amicus briefs and responses to calls for comments. ASA’s procedure for signing/sending letters, responding to calls for comment, and filing amicus briefs is explained in ASA’s guide for determining whether to make a public statement on a policy-related issue.

Funding:

(non-funding letters appear below under “Policy”)

For older Funding letters, see Science Policy Archives

Policy:

  • ASA writes to Iranian representative to the UN urging “the leadership of the country of Iran to do everything in its power to immediately halt the imminent execution of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish scholar of disaster medicine wrongfully sentenced to death in Iran”, 5/17/22
  • ASA provides comment from two committee on White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Request for Information to Support the Development of a Federal Scientific Integrity Policy Framework, 4/1/22.
  • Former Chief Statisticians of the US and statistical agency leaders write OMB director about strengthening the role of the Chief Statistician of the US, 3/17/22.
  • ASA provides comment from Privacy and Confidentiality Committee on the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy's Recommendation for a Standard Application Process (SAP) for Requesting Access to Certain Confidential Data Assets, 3/14/22.
  • ASA president joins with the leaders of RSS and ISI on a letter to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis calling for “an end to the now 10-year persecution of Andreas Georgiou and his full exoneration.” 10/7/21.
  • ASA provides National Academies Panel statistical perspectives on furthering education research at Department of Education, 10/5/21.
  • ASA supports nomination of Adriana Kugler to be US executive director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 9/23/21.
  • ASA signs letter to congress urging they “create additional employment-based visas specifically for international students who earn, or previously earned, advanced STEM degrees in the US;” 9/8/21.
  • ASA provides comments to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy with Information To Improve Federal Scientific Integrity Policies, 7/28/21.
  • ASA joins letter congratulating Eric Lander on Senate confirmation to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 7/21/21.
  • ASA writes Education Secretary Miguel Cardona with requests to ensure more objective, timely and reliable education statistics, 8/5/21.
  • ASA organizes letter to US Senate signed by 30+ organizations supporting nomination of 2021 ASA President Robert Santos to be director of the US Census Bureau, 7/14/21.
  • ASA joins with 47 other scientific organizations on letter to Congress expressing “the evidence-based urgency of boldly addressing climate change and encourage you to act quickly,” 6/30/21.
  • The ASA asks Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker for his “expedited granting of parole or clemency in the case of Mr. Johnny Pippins,” 5/6/21; 7/29/229/6/22
  • ASA Executive Director writes to Senator Schatz in support of the Census Federal Advisory Committee on Transparency and Standards Act (Census FACTS Act).
  • 2022 ASA President Kathy Ensor sends letter to US Senate in strong support of President Biden’s nomination of Robert Santos to be US Census Director, urging his swift confirmation, 4/15/21.
  • ASA leadership writes to DOD Director of Basic Research, stating, “more engagement of statisticians in DOD research will result in more robust science,” 3/25/21.
  • The ASA supports Health STATISTICS Act, 3/15/21.
  • ASA submits amicus brief in Supreme Court case, Wolf v. Innovation Law Lab.
  • ASA supports nomination of Eric Lander for director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1/29/21.
  • ASA submits amicus brief in Supreme Court case, FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project.
  • ASA signs letter to Congress in support of federal career civil servants, 12/11/20.
  • ASA signs letter to Congress in support of the National AI Initiative, 11/10/20.

For older Policy letters, see Archive