Just hours after the Women’s March on Washington ended on Saturday, scientists began to discuss organizing a march of their own. Now that idea has rapidly begun to take shape, with the official Facebook group gathering hundreds of thousands of online adherents in just the past day and the #ScienceMarch hashtag trending on Twitter.
Prospective attendees and organizers have been coordinating on a closed Facebook group with over 220,000 members, along with conversations happening on Twitter and Reddit. According to a post in the group from Jonathan Berman, a University of Texas Health Science Center postdoctoral fellow, the march had attracted multiple sponsorship offers and nearly 2,500 volunteers. And the initiative already has its T-shirts on sale.
“Our motivation is pretty straightforward,” Dr. Caroline Weinberg, a science writer and public health researcher who is co-chairing the organizing group, said by email. “Scientists worldwide have been alarmed by the clear anti-science actions taken by the Trump administration. It has been less than a week and there have already been funding freezes and efforts to restrict scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public.”
Healthcare professional, who intends to march in the Scientists and Physicians march in Washington DC. Need date of March, ongoing information, and how to purchase T-shirt. Thanks
Nice work Kate,
I think what you have written is important. Your article is a tale of the times.
The time is now. Let’s eat dinner first and then have ice cream for dessert.
I would be honored to attend this crucially important meeting of scientists. I believe Science is at root Knowledge. In the spirit of Bronowski, Szilard, Galileo, Alhazen, Euclid, Pythagoras, and countless more, let us recall: science without justice will end and with it the evolution of humankind that we call civilization.
I’d like a Sunday with mint chip ice cream and hot chocolate.
Oh please-enough with the marches
This is fake news. There are no scientists in the USA, just a bunch of people making up alternate facts.
They may want to do it sooner. By summer, it may be too late.
Let’s resist in whatever way we can
This is pure insanity
Shutting down EPA sites and National Park sites.
We absolutely need to stand and deliver
Politics as usual . The participants may not like the can of worms they open showing how politicized science is becoming( ex. Global warming)
I am with you all the way it is real. The president is just playing stupid.Thanks for all science you people do .
Oh please–spare us!!!!!
You really should be spared your smartphone, TV, microwave, GPS, advanced medical care, etc. Then you’d have some idea of the value of science. Or maybe not. There’s no answer to some people’s irrationality.
Do you have a date and time
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