March for Science Southern Arizona wanted to create an easy way for voters in our region to determine how science informed the platforms of their candidates. In recent years, voters have been attentive to issues such as climate change and scientific integrity, yet we felt there was a lack of information about how local candidates intended to incorporate science into their policymaking. Our team of volunteers came together to think about how we could solve this problem, and landed on a Science Voter Guide. Read more >
August 24, 2020 10:22 AM EDT
April 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Millions of us marched in the streets. We called on elected leaders to act on climate, healthcare, racism, and inequality. The election season was in full swing. We wondered if our dreams would fit in a ballot box. As we prepared to cast our votes, the Coronavirus pandemic changed everything.
We are now coming to terms with the fact that nothing about our politics and public policies can be taken for granted. Yet, for many, politics have never offered any guarantees.
February 5, 2020 12:37 PM EDT
2020 is here, and it’s a big deal. With a presidential election, the escalating climate crisis, and social inequality exacerbating public health inequities, the pressure is on for all of us to raise our voices and show how science can help us solve some of our most pressing problems Read more >
February 5, 2020 11:09 AM EDT
Participation in the Science Rising Challenge will give you so much more than an “I Voted” sticker. Read more >
November 4, 2019 5:35 PM EDT
Tomorrow is Election Day, and it’s worth reflecting on how a STEM* identity connects with a political identity. The science blog Sister and Science Rising have put together a fantastic new blog series from women scientists exploring how STEM can be political (yet not partisan), and explaining how working in STEM can profoundly shape advocacy work. They are well worth a read as you head to the polls. Read more >