We are a group of science-lovers sticking up for our love and our planet.
"The march for science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest."
"Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority." - Bill Gates
We want to thank you all for your incredible outpouring of support for this march. We are working to schedule a March for Science on DC and at satellite marches around the world. We're excited to share #ScienceMarch info with you soon!
Although this will start with a march, we hope to use this as a starting point to take a stand for science in politics. Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and cannot be allowed to stand as policy. This is a non-partisan issue that reaches far beyond people in the STEM fields and should concern anyone who values empirical research and science.
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We take seriously your concerns that for this march to be meaningful, we must centralize diversity of the march's organizers at all levels of planning. Diversity must also be reflected in the march itself — both through the mission statement and those who participate.
We hear you, and thank you for your criticism. As the March for Science, we are committed to centralizing, highlighting, standing in solidarity with, and acting as accomplices with black, Latinx, API, indigenous, Muslim, Jewish, women, people with disabilities, poor, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, non-binary, agender, and intersex scientists and science advocates.
Scientists as a group have largely remained silent on many critical subjects but science is intricately linked to every aspect of the world around us. Attacks on any lives, oil pipelines through indigenous lands, sexual harassment and assault, ADA access in our communities, immigration policy, lack of clean water in several cities across the country, poverty wages, LGBTQIA rights, and mass shootings — these are all complicated issues that would benefit from scientific research and attention, if only the government would supply the funding. In order to move forward as a scientific community, we must address and actively work to unlearn our problematic past and present, to make science available to everyone.
Oppression against our most marginalized scientists and science advocates affects one's ability to study our world, conserve our planet, have scientific careers and advance to senior positions, and ultimately to produce good science and scientific communities worth being a part of.
We recognize, too, that recent issues about which many scientists have voiced concern - gag orders for gov't science agencies, funding freezes, & policy changes blocking action on climate change - will differently and disproportionately affect minority scientists, science advocates, and global communities. Addressing this is imperative in understanding how recent issues will affect all of us - and not simply those most privileged among us.
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Yes. The march is non-partisan, but it is absolutely intended to have an impact on policy makers. Science is used to drive human progress, and blocking the free access and spreading of science is wrong. Ignoring the harmful impacts of certain decisions not based in facts is wrong. We as citizens must unite to tell our elected officials what we believe to be right and wrong.
Anyone who values science. That's the only requirement. We are uniting a team across all professions and walks of life, and we encourage everyone to get involved with our event.
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