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If 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.

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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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