AGI’s new 2016 critical needs document, Geoscience for America’s Critical Needs: Invitation to a National Policy Dialogue can be viewed here. The document identifies policy goals for political candidates and policy makers as they prepare for the 2016 elections. It was prepared by a volunteer group in consultation with AGI’s fifty-one member societies and organizations. Several SIPES Directors have also reviewed it. ┬áThe document showcases the importance of the geosciences and offers a consensus view from the geoscience community on significant policy objectives.