Many people have their 15 minutes of fame - mine started once the APS News (the monthly newsletter of the American Physical Society) hit mail boxes in physics departments everywhere. That's right, if you open your October 2011 issue of to page 4 you'll see an exceptionally well-written letter to the editor about the need for physicists to stop blaming politicians for recent funding disappointments and get active promoting basic science research to the public.
In all seriousness, I would recommend that we all look into joining Scientists and Engineers for America, which "is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that encourages technically-trained citizens to become more engaged in US politics and the policy-making process", or another organization like it. The issues facing science funding are clearly political, but generally not partisan. Pretty much everyone from both parties thinks it's a good idea to develop the science that will enable new technologies the way electromagnetism has enabled the development of wireless communication, but if we don't make our case effectively to the public some one else will convince politicians with short attention-spans to funnel resources elsewhere.