Scientifically minded people and their supporters are preparing for a massive march on the State Capitol on Saturday, April 22 as part of the nationwide March for Science day.
From the organizers:
Come and #MarchForScienceLansing
SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
At a time when the Trump administration is defunding scientific inquiry, casting doubt on global warming, threatening to remove protections for endangered species and flirting with destroying the Environmental Protection Agency, it is more important now than ever before to take a stand for science.
Whether you work in the sciences as a researcher, engineer, physician or other role, or whether you simply understand the crucial importance of science, this movement needs your support.
With more than a month to go until the event takes place, already 1,200 people have committed to meeting at the state capitol, and another 4,200 people have indicated they may go. I urge you to do your best to be among them in order to make a strong statement that we can’t turn our back on science, because the consequences of doing so will take place whether politicians believe in science or not.