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|March for Science 2018: National & International Marches|
|Date||Saturday April 14|
|Time||12:00 PM - 12:00 PM|
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MARCH FOR SCIENCE 2018
DATE: April 14, 2018 in Washington D.C. https://www.facebook.com/events/170042620278362/
In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered to defend science for the common good and its role in policy and society. Since then, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels.
But science will not be silenced - and it’s time to unite again. This year, let’s come together to send a message: we will hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities.
Let’s use our collective voices to send a powerful message to policymakers and those running for office in 2018 - over the phone, at town halls and community meetings, and at the ballot box. We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science -- because science belongs to us all.
VALUES of MARCH for SCIENCE
We believe that the scientific method, and findings that result from its responsible use, are powerful tools for decision-making. As an organization, we base our political positions, advocacy and outreach eff orts, and internal practices on best-available evidence. We also recognize that complex problems informed by science do not always have clear, scientifically-indicated solutions.
We integrate our commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion into all programming, outreach, and advocacy efforts. We advocate for policies enabling equal access to education, scientific careers, and scientific benefits, and work to support increasingly equitable scientific spaces. We amplify the work and voices of underrepresented scientists and members of underrepresented communities.
As nonpartisan political advocates, we act with the understanding that science does not belong to any political party, and that scientific evidence is an essential part of good policymaking at every level of government. As scientists and science supporters, we seek and present scientific consensuses, acknowledge substantive debates, conduct our work with transparency, and operate with integrity regardless of the political environment.
We do not merely react to the problems of today: we look forward, aspiring toward an inclusive, integrated vision for the future of science and science policy. We pursue creative, experimental, and novel approaches to overcome the longstanding challenges that stand in the way of a critical and scientifically-engaged society.
We are a reflective and self-critical organization that prizes ongoing internal evaluation and correction. We invite feedback and encourage challenging conversations, we listen, and we commit ourselves to recognizing and addressing our biases. We seek to identify gaps in existing resources, evaluate and share the effectiveness of our efforts, and regularly collect and report stakeholder feedback.
Advocate for Science:
Promoting evidence-based policies is at the heart of our mission. That’s why we’re developing resources to empower you to mobilize for science advocacy and science-based policy at all levels.
Hold policymakers accountable.
Tell your story.
Make Science Heard.
Science advocacy should not be limited to times when our country faces crises or focused only on change at the federal level. It is our responsibility to hold all policy makers — from school board members to mayors to the president — accountable for developing and enacting evidence-based policy.
Much of this guide is specific to the US government. We are working with organizers around the world to put together guides to encourage advocacy in all countries.
Interested in putting together a guide for your country? Contact us at guide [at] marchforscience.com.