March for Science — April 22, 2017 — Washington, DC
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. READ MORE–Latest Route, Rally Info
ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS.
We are scientists and science enthusiasts. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.
Science is often an arduous process, but it is also thrilling. A universal human curiosity and dogged persistence is the greatest hope for the future. This movement cannot and will not end with a march. Our plans for policy change and community outreach will start with marches worldwide and a teach-in at the National Mall, but it is imperative that we continue to celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies – throughout the world. READ MORE and MORE (American Council on Science and Health) and MORE (The Washington Post) and MORE / MORE (Science Magazine) and MORE (Politico’s Morning Energy) and MORE / MORE / MORE (The Washington Post)
Excerpt from Politico’s Morning Energy: Science marches expanding rapidly: The March for Science, an Earth Day gathering meant to champion the role of science and scientific integrity in the U.S., announced that what started as an online post had expanded to nearly 300 gatherings worldwide and unveiled a first roster of partners that includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science, NextGen Climate America, the Earth Day Network and the Union of Concerned Scientists. “This started as an idea, but it’s rapidly actualizing into a global movement,” said Valorie Aquino, one of the march’s three national co-chairs, said in a statement. “Scientific integrity serves everyone, and we need to speak out for science together.” READ MORE
IF YOU WANT TO MEET UP WITH ADVANCED BIOFUELS USA, look for us handing out info post cards near the corner of 15th Street, NW in or near Pershing Park. CALL 301-524-6841 (cell phone for Joanne Ivancic) for exact location (or if we get moved). We expect to arrive there by 10:30 AM.
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If you are telling the advanced biofuels story at a March for Science in DC or anywhere else in the world, please send your story to email@example.com with photos so we can share it with our world.
Thanks to Janine Finnell of Leaders in Energy (in photo at right) and long-time volunteer, Peggy Alpert (below in center), for helping bring biofuels to the March for Science.
Join us Saturday, April 29 for the Climate March, bookending 2017 EarthWeek. Forecast is sunny and 81! Bring family and friends! Another slogan: Recycle Carbon. Use Biofuels.
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