We are on the verge of something big. Scientists as a group are politically engaged like never before. They are communicating with decisionmakers, ready to march, and ready to run for office. The March for Science—an event that formed organically by a few enthusiastic people on Reddit and snowballed from there—is slated to be the largest demonstration for science that this country has ever seen. I’ve personally been blown away by the unprecedented support for scientists in the streets. Read more >
March 22, 2017 11:06 AM EDT
January 25, 2017 5:57 PM EDT
The severe and racist changes to immigration imposed on the United States by President Trump should be denounced and resisted by all who care about science and democracy.
Science thrives on diversity. Immigration is the foundation of America’s unparalleled scientific leadership. It also enriches our lives across the board, from culture and the arts to entrepreneurship to reducing the federal deficit. Read more >
November 23, 2016 11:46 AM EDT
Our story is one of hope, both for democracy and for science. It is a story of the catalyzing power of a few to bring together the many. It is a story of how, in a matter of days, we were able to find strength in numbers.
November 21, 2016 3:15 PM EDT
November 17, 2016 1:57 PM EDT
I am writing to tell you that I have great respect for scientists working for our federal (and state, local and tribal) government, and I believe we need you now more than ever before. I am not alone in this conviction. I have many colleagues who feel the same, in academia, and in public interest advocacy organizations. We all depend on you to do our own work. Read more >