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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The poisonous lies and enablers of sedition--including Senator Hawley, pictured here with the president--will remain even after Trump leaves office. The new president and Congress have the chance to begin to right many wrongs. But they need our strength to hold them to task--and to hold them accountable for resetting the norms, actions, and policies of our government. Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP

After the Insurrection: Accountability, Reform, and the Science of Democracy

The poisonous lies and enablers of sedition will remain even after Trump leaves office. The disinformation campaigns to lie about our elections and government aren’t going away unless we fight them. The new president and Congress has the chance to begin to right many wrongs. But they need our strength to hold them to task. To hold them accountable for resetting the norms, actions, and policies of our government. As a constitutional democracy, we the people are not bystanders. Scientists can not be bystanders. Our voices, our ideas, our knowledge, and our constituency are all critical to the making the changes we need. Read more >

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What a Relief! Hopes for the Biden-Harris Administration

The incoming Biden-Harris administration has made clear commitments to listening to scientists, letting scientists inform the public, and making policy based on science. For years, this is just what we have been calling for—from all administrations. And it isn’t enough to just reverse the corruption of the last four years. We need to replace the damage with better forward-thinking policies and better government. Read more >

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This Election Showed Science Really Is Rising!

Back in January 2020, the scientific community (like much of the country) was gearing up for “the most important election of our lifetime.” Building off the successes from the 2018 midterms, Science Rising was ready to mobilize people to fight for science, equity, and justice by focusing on increasing STEM student voter turnout. Of course, civic engagement and voter turnout this year looked much different than we were envisioning. But our network of science organizations and students across the country embraced new and creative ways to make sure that their communities and campuses were registered, had the information they needed in order to vote safely, and were able to turn out in record numbers across the country. Read more >

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A Comeback for Science in the Biden-Harris Administration

The election of a new administration and Congress provides us with an extraordinary opportunity for science and science-based decision-making to once again serve the public interest. We must demand that the incoming administration and Congress deliver on that promise. Read more >

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No Surprises – Counting All the Votes is Taking A Long Time

It has been a long, long, long election. And there are a lot of claims, counter claims, lawsuits and too much misinformation swirling about. So maybe it’s time for a scientific reality check. Read more >

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