Saturday, January 21, 2017

What is the Scientists' March on Washington

Welcome! 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 across the United States. We have not settled on a date yet but will do so as quickly as possible and announce it here. 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.

There are certain things that we accept as facts with no alternatives. The Earth is becoming warmer due to human action. The diversity of life arose by evolution. Politicians who devalue expertise risk making decisions that do not reflect reality and must be held accountable. An American government that ignores science to pursue ideological agendas endangers the world.

Please bear with us as pull together our mission statement and further details. Many more updates to come on Monday.

Twitter: @ScienceMarchDC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1862739727343189/
Reddit: /r/scientistsmarch
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To help: https://goo.gl/forms/zAdY02dBEz3Ykii42
Contact: scientistsmarchonwashington@gmail.com

Who can participate:


Anyone who values empirical science. That's it. That's the only requirement.

Diversity
We will both have a diversity committee and a diverse steering committee that represents people of
many backgrounds and identities.

Science is done by POC, women, immigrants, LGBTQ, indigenous people,
people of all beliefs and non-belief. We hope that this diversity is reflected in both the
leadership of the march and the march itself.


How can I help?
If you would like to participate in planning the march, please fill out this google form and we will get in touch! https://goo.gl/forms/zAdY02dBEz3Ykii42 and please let us know how you can help.


How can I donate?
You can’t, yet. We’re working on figuring out a legal framework that will allow you to donate.


When will it be?
The date will be announced as soon as it is available.


Isn’t science apolitical?
Yes. The march is non-partisan, but it is absolutely intended to have an impact on policy makers.

Did you know that your mailchimp links back to the wrong page?
No.

Did you know that your logo has a grammatical error?
Yes, graphic designers are now working on this. A new shinier website will be forthcoming.