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f you were hoping to book a ticket to Washington, D.C., for the March for Science, you’ll have plenty of time. The march will take place on Saturday, April 22 (which happens to be Earth Day).

The march was organized in response to the Trump administration’s decision to temporarily freeze Environmental Protection Agency grants and restrict federal scientists’ ability to talk to the press and the public.

The online following has swelled since the march was announced on Jan. 21. A Facebook group for the march now has over 800,000 members, and the official Twitter account has over 301,000 followers.

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Sister marches are being planned for several American cities, including Boston, Wichita, Kan., San Francisco, and Atlanta. (There are also several overseas marches planned, including one in Canberra, Australia and another in London, England.)

Sciencedebate.org is one of the sponsors of the march. The nonprofit called for a science-oriented presidential debate during the 2016 campaign.

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  • It’s important to stand up for science funding, but the march’s organizers are instead using this event to advance their extreme leftist agenda on identity politics. Consider this actual tweet from the organizers: “colonization, racism, immigration, native rights, sexism, ableism, queer-, trans-, intersex-phobia, & econ justice are scientific issues.” No, they’re not.

    The organizers’ messaging on identity politics has drawn scorn from a number of real scientists, including Gad Saad, Steven Pinker, and Jonathan Haidt. A few days ago, Haidt tweeted, “I’d join a scientists’ march on Washington. But this one aims for diversity in everything except politics.”

    The organizers are trying to advance their hard-left agenda using “science” as a cover. And in doing so, they’re discrediting the hard work of real scientists everywhere.

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