"I Marched For Science"
Civic engagement is vital for shaping a future in which science is fully integrated into public life and policy. On April 22, you marched for science. Now, tell your friends, communities, colleagues, and leaders why.
Join us this week as we contact our elected officials to support science.
A movement in motion stays in motion. This week, join us as we take directed action to voice our support for science within our communities, engage in education-focused activities, and call on our political leaders at every level - local to global - to share why we chose to gather on April 22. The framework for our outreach to our leaders is below! Stay tuned - and watch your email inboxes! - for information about our daily actions every day this week.
On April 22, we gathered in more than 600 places around the world to voice and demonstrate our support for science and the fundamental role it plays in serving and improving our society through informed policy. We came from all educational backgrounds, from a rich diversity of human experiences, and from nations around the world: the March for Science reached from the Global South to the North Pole.
This week, we mobilize through a “Week of Action.” We contact our elected officials, support science institutions in our communities, and hold our leaders in society and science accountable to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and fairness. And we work to bring science and the benefits of scientific research to those who need it most.
In the coming days, we ask our leaders to listen to us as we talk to them about the value of science and tell them why we marched. We ask them to support priorities such as:
- Sustaining and strengthening scientific integrity
- Using the best-available science to make policy and regulatory decisions
- Investing in and encouraging research and development in the public sector, and incentivizing investment in research and development in the private sector
- Supporting broad participation and access to diverse communities' talents and perspectives
- Facilitating open communication and collaboration between scientists and the broader public
- Encouraging scientists to take an active role in public life and policy
- Creating an environment that fosters a vibrant and diverse international scientific community
- Building capacity for science education that draws on best-available knowledge and instructs students in scientific practices
United as one movement, and with the support of our leaders, we can take a step forward into a future where science can do its job: protecting and serving the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy, the freedom of our imaginations, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations.
We urge our leaders to use the powers of their offices to protect and uplift the role of science in serving society.