We’re demanding that members of Congress prioritize research in the 2018 budget, and delivered a petition signed by thousands of researchers to make sure our voices are heard! UC Irvine Postdocs met with Congresswoman Mimi Walters’ staff to discuss issues impacting researchers, including rights for international workers, and increased access to visas and green cards. Her staff tried to convince us that she stands with us, but her voting record says otherwise: Congresswoman Walters voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, punish sanctuary cities, and consistently votes against environmental protections. 98% of her votes line-up with Trump’s positions. Our community is a global one, and we need to fight for everyone to be treated with respect.