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Statements by ASA Council

Periodically the ASA Council issues statements on particular issues. Following is a list of recent statements by the ASA Council. Click on the title to read the full text of the Council statement.

ASA presidential succession urges Turkish government to drop all legal action against signatories to the Academics for Peace statement (January 29, 2016)

President's Memorandum to Membership on Council Decision regarding Editorial Office Paper Records (March 1, 2014)

Memorandum on the Disposition of Editorial Office Files From 1991-2009 (March 1, 2014)

Message from ASA Council regarding the dues proposal (May 12, 2011)

Secretary’s Summary of Financial and Related Information relevant to Council’s New Dues Structure Proposal (May 12, 2011)

Statement by the Council of the American Sociological Association on the Reauthorization of the Institute of Education Sciences (March 1, 2012)

Statement by the Council of the American Sociological Association on Teaching Foreign Languages (February 23, 2012)

ASA Opposes Subpoena of ‘Belfast Project’ Data (February 21, 2012)

The Freedom to Conduct Research, Write, and Share Ideas Without Fear of Violence is Fundamental to American Democracy (February 15, 2011)

ASA Officers Respond to Attacks on Frances Fox Piven (January 24, 2011)

Council Statement on Endangered Sociologists (September 21, 2010) (PDF)

Council Statement on Arizona Anti-Ethnic Studies Law (June 1, 2010) (PDF)

Statement on Arizona Immigration Papers Law (June 1, 2010) (PDF)

Statement on the Employee Free Choice Act (August 12, 2009) (PDF)

Statement on Human Rights (August 12, 2009) (PDF)

Statement on Federal Statistical and Research Agencies (February 17, 2009)

Appreciation to Craig Calhoun (August 15, 2007)

Free Movement of Scholars and Scholarship Across National Borders  (August 15, 2007) (PDF)

Uses of Social Science Research (August 15, 2007) (PDF)

The Tragic Events at Virginia Tech University (April 18, 2007)

Discontinuing the Use of Native American Nicknames, Logos and Mascots in Sport (March 6, 2007)

Academic Freedom and Cuba (February 4, 2007) (PDF)

Creationism and Related Religious Doctrines in US Science Education (October 18, 2006) (PDF) 

Academic Independence and Scientific Integrity (September 19, 2006)

Human Rights on the Occasion of the ASA Centenary (August 17, 2005)

Council Response to Statement by Harvard President (February 28, 2005)

Hotel Employee Lockout (November 15, 2004)

U.S. Government Vetting of Scientists to Serve on International Advisory Bodies (August 18, 2004)

Maintaining the Integrity of U.S. Presidential Appointments of Scientists (August 18, 2004)

ASA Statement Against the Proposed Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting Same-Sex Marriage (June 2004)

The Importance of Collecting Data and Doing Social Scientific Research on Race (August 9, 2002) (PDF)