March For Science San Diego is Saturday May 4 2019.
March For Science is a San Diego Free Family Friendly Event at Waterfront Park.
The March for Science Day of Action returns on Saturday May 4 2019.
Around the world, people will mobilize for science town halls, rallies, outreach events, and marches as March For Science continue’s to send a message that science advocates are a force for our future.
Rally at Waterfront Park at 1600 Pacific Highway in San Diego
12:00pm-1:00pm:YOU forming the world’s largest DNA strand!
An aerial picture to send to policy-makers along with specific demands to keep science in the DNA of public policy!
10:00am-12:00pm: Science Expo: Demos from the amazing scientists, educators, and citizen scientists of San Diego
10:00am-12:00pm: Town hall-style Panels: Answering YOUR questions about climate change, public health and medical advances, and citizen science
Good Science Informs Good Public Policy
This should be a universal, nonpartisan American value.
Science must engage with policy to ensure it best serves the American people.
Policy determines whether we continue to invest in our future through scientific research.
In the other direction, science can help policy-makers achieve the best possible outcomes.
The potential of science to better our lives is not guaranteed.
That’s why we must march: to let our representatives know their constituents are watching them, and we demand they use science to help America realize its full potential.
March For Science Concerns
Scientific studies into pressing problems
Example: significant health threats – have been quashed, putting special interest groups ahead of everyday Americans.
Example: The Interior Department stopped an effort by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to study how mountaintop removal coal mining affects the health of nearby residents.
Example: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration disbanded its Climate Science Advisory Committee.
Example: Throughout the government, scientific advisory positions and boards meant to help the government navigate complex, technical problems are sitting unstaffed, unused and unheard.
While scientific studies are being stopped and advisors abandoned, our government employees are also being instructed to hide important research information from the public.
Example: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) employees were given a list of banned words and phrases: science-based, evidence-based, vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, fetus and transgender.
Example:The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deleted public data and resources from their website, which were meant to help local governments fight and adapt to climate change.
Meanwhile, the EPA has instructed our civil servants to mislead us about climate change.
These and other efforts are having a negative impact on government scientists, making it difficult for them to serve the country.
These decisions seem designed to ignore some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Example: The United States has pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord.
Example: The EPA plans to rescind regulations to make cars cleaner, and it even wants to roll back California’s clean air standards, which have been instrumental in the dramatic – but now stalling – improvement of our air quality.
Example: The EPA plans to eliminate many rules designed to control pollution, toxic agents and greenhouse gases, making it easier for big polluters to poison us in our homes and workplaces.
Despite these threats to science and our health, pushback by citizens like us is making a real difference.
The recently signed budget bill eliminated potentially devastating cuts to investment in American science and actually increased research investment, including for the National Institutes of Health and NASA.
This is great news, but it’s just a start, and we need to show we are still watching.
Sound budgetary priorities need to be backed up by evidence-based policy at all levels of government.
*Note: By choosing to attend this event, you are acknowledging the risks involved, and you are committing to participate nonviolently and in accordance with the law, and to work to de-escalate confrontations with opposing persons or others.
You agree (i) not to engage in any act of violence or violation of any applicable law and (ii) to obey the orders of authorized event marshals and law enforcement authorities.