@SenatorSnowe at #AGU13

@SenatorSnowe at #AGU13

@SenatorSnowe at #AGU13

Senator Olympia Snowe Deliverivering Presidential Forum at AGU 2013 meeting

  1. Waiting for @SenatorSnowe at the #AGU13 fall annual meeting! Excited to hear what she will say about policy /science pic.twitter.com/B2VUoWo9jv
  2. Senator Olympia Snowe to Deliver Presidential Forum
    With her election in 1994, Olympia J. Snowe became only the second woman Senator in history to represent Maine, a position she held until 2012. Before her election to the Senate, Snowe represented Maine’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years.
    Her dedicated work in the U.S. Senate garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Calling her “The Caretaker,” it wrote of Snowe: “Because of her centrist views and eagerness to get beyond partisan point scoring, Maine Republican Olympia Snowe is in the center of every policy debate in Washington; but while Snowe is a major player on national issues, she is also known as one of the most effective advocates for her constituents.”
  3. Waiting to hear @SenatorSnowe speak at #AGU13! Excited for her talk “What’s gone wrong in Washington?”
  4. #agu13 @OlympiaSnoweME “Instances of bipartisan cooperation are as common as dinosaur sightings”
  5. “Today, bipartisan cooperation is as rare as a dinosaur sighting” @SenatorSnowe #WhatsGoneWrongInWashington #AGU13
  6. .@OlympiaSnoweME: half of federally managed fisheries use coral reefs at some time in their lives #AGU13
  7. Fellow Mainer @SenatorSnowe is delivering the Presidential Forum at #AGU13 (she’s funny too).  http://bit.ly/18PIoyw 
  8. No powerpoint for @OlympiaSnoweME; this veteran politician is an excellent storyteller of how science & policy meet, collide #AGU13
  9. . @SenatorSnowe at #AGU13 : need to support environmental satellites which are crucial for safety, prediction, & knowledge
  10. .@OlympiaSnoweME: Integrated observation systems for our oceans, atmosphere, are crucial for managing risks and resources #AGU13
  11. #AGU13: @SenatorSnowe – sequester is a blunt instrument that doesn’t consider the impact of cuts on crucial (geosci) programs
  12. .@OlympiaSnoweME: We are the country with the largest accountability in the world, and a country without a budget. #AGU13
  13. .@OlympiaSnoweME: Climate change is a human, moral, planetary issue, most consequential of this century & should be addressed as such #AGU13
  14. #AGU13 @SenatorSnowe – science has become a tool of partisan politics. Detrimental to trust in scientists.
  15. .@SenatorSnowe: In 2008 we were able to have debates on the Senate floor about the issue of climate change. #AGU13
  16. “Investment in science matters. It’s foundational, it’s not dispensible.” #AGU13 Thanks @SenatorSnowe
  17. @SenatorSnowe: How far we’ve come in past 5 yrs from a tripartisan deal on climate. How much we accomplished not so far in the past. #AGU13
  18. At @theAGU Presidential Lecture with @SenatorSnowe “What’s Wrong in Washington” #AGU13
  19. .@SenatorSnowe recalls discussing with Tony Blair ways to implement long-term business-focused initiatives to combat climate change. #AGU13
  20. @SenatorSnowe: Economic and environmental challenges not mutually exclusive. #AGU13
  21. @SenatorSnowe reminds it was not long ago (~5 yrs) that tri-partisan climate bill was worked on collaboratively and on Sentate floor. #AGU13
  22. .@SenatorSnowe: caucuses represent crucial bipartisan relationships in Congress. These can be allies for you as scientists. #AGU13
  23. @SenatorSnowe tells scientists: “Your voice matters.” #AGU13 “You can connect the dots.”
  24. #agu13 crucial to inform congressional staff how your science influences their constituencies to affect change –@SenatorSnowe
  25. “Congress has lurched from self-engineered crisis to self-engineered crisis.” @SenatorSnowe #AGU13
  26. .@SenatorSnowe: The fact that scientists currently can’t weigh in in the political process is an abrogation of that process #AGU13
  27. .@SenatorSnowe experienced a legislative process that excluded any ability to work through issues. So she didn’t seek re-election. #AGU13
  28. .@SenatorSnowe: Elections are becoming foregone conclusions because Congressional districts are concretized politically #AGU13
  29. .@SenatorSnowe: in 1982, 344 of 435 Representatives were politically “in the middle”. Today there are only 13. #AGU13
  30. .@SenatorSnowe: at 8-9% approval rating, Root canals are more popular than Congress #AGU13
  31. .@SenatorSnowe would often threaten to take the Senate floor and give a talk on how a bill becomes law. #AGU13
  32. @SenatorSnowe: shout out to School House Rock – tempted to give a lesson on how a bill becomes law on the floor. #AGU13
  33. .@SenatorSnowe: We are a representative democracy. If we want a Congress that works, we can have it. But we have to weigh in. #AGU13
  34. #AGU13 previous tweets should have ref’ed @OlympiasList, more active account than @SenatorSnowe
  35. “We have to speak up, because the fringes do” -Olympia Snowe @OlympiasList via @pbpost
  36. .@SenatorSnowe: there are plenty of reasons for dividing. We need to raise our voices for uniting. #AGU13
  37. Q to @SenatorSnowe: If 20,000 scientists descended on DC for #climatechange action, would that be useful? A: absolutely! #AGU13
  38. .@SenatorSnowe started “Olympia’s List” to support centrist candidates for Congress  http://bit.ly/IBAAo6  #AGU13
  39. Passionate discussion between scientists and @SenatorSnowe is proof that we scientists do care about politics & want to engage #AGU13
  40. @SenatorSnowe speaking today about the importance of science funding at the #AGU13 fall meeting
    #yayMaine pic.twitter.com/Ezy5nG6Asv
  41. .@SenatorSnowe: It’s hard to get work done in Congress when you have ~2.5 day work weeks. (WHAT?!) #AGU13
  42. .@SenatorSnowe: Regular communication, on and off the Congress floor, is crucial. They need a 5-day work week. #AGU13
  43. Yep. “@JenEDavison: .@SenatorSnowe: Regular communication, on and off the Congress floor, is crucial. They need a 5-day work week. #AGU13
  44. .@JenEDavison @SenatorSnowe Wait, what?! So why are we constantly enouraged to believe that scientists are non-political? #AGU13
  45. @SenatorSnowe to scientists at #AGU13: “you must not underestimate the power you have in bringing your work to Congress!” #scienceoutreach