Andrew Rosenberg

Director, Center for Science & Democracy

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Andrew Rosenberg is the director of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy. He leads UCS's efforts to advance the essential role that science, evidence-based decision making, and constructive debate play in American policy making. See Andrew's full bio.

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Voter Suppression in Georgia Again: Anti-Democracy, Anti-Science

Yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a sweeping set of election measures targeted at restricting access to voting and suppressing Black voters and voters of color across the state from participating in future elections. The new law imposes stricter voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes, and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. Read more >

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What I Told Congress: Five Ways to Rebuild Scientific Capacity in Federal Agencies

Last Wednesday, I testified before the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. And it was a productive hearing, not least because there was clear bipartisan agreement on the critical role that a strong scientific workforce for the federal government plays in serving the needs of the American public.  Read more >

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Scientific Integrity, Climate Action and Environmental Justice, Oh My! Science Activists Be Proud!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 was an extraordinary day for the role of science in our government and for science advocacy advocates across the country. President Biden issued Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda that will change the course of government from inaction to action. From sidelining science to centering science in policymaking. From trumpeting racism to using the power of government to fight racial injustice. From pretending that the evidence of human-caused climate change is inconclusive to laying out actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and put us on a path to a sustainable future. Read more >

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Consequential Biden Actions Nobody Is Talking About

On Day One, President Biden issued a critically important order on “Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.” It has received much less attention than its significance warrants.  Read more >

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President Biden and Vice President Harris Really Will Listen to the Scientists!

Scientists will finally be in the room when key issues are discussed and decisions are made. Read more >

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