Sunday, November 26, 2006

Crime Lab Project Needs Our Help

Jan Burke is one of my favorite writers, and she’s also good folks!

Jan is a big time advocate of the Crime Lab Project which supports better forensic science across the nation. If you’ve never heard Jan speak about this topic, you’re missing out. It’s both fascinating and scary – very scary. Below is a recent posting Jan made to a group and I thought I would spread the word. The Crime Lab Project is very important and needs our help.

I present Jan Burke …

This is a critical time for those of you who support better forensic science funding to contact your Member of Congress. The Senate voted $18 million for Coverdell Forensic Science grants, the House voted zero. The bill is now in conference. Obviously, the Crime Lab Project supports the Senate version! Please call or e-mail your Member of Congress and ask them to make the House recede to the Senate for the Paul Coverdell Act -- and ask everyone you know to do the same. The issue is non-partisan and the funds are not earmarked -- public labs in any state, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have access to these grants. For more information, please visit

1 comment:

Kate Thornton said...

Why would The House vote zero?

This is such a good use of public funds. People, let's support this!

Thanks to Jan & Sue Ann for bringing this to our attention.