THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHAMPIONS ROBUSTLY FUNDED AND PUBLICLY COMMUNICATED SCIENCE AS A PILLAR OF HUMAN FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY. WE UNITE AS A DIVERSE, NONPARTISAN GROUP TO CALL FOR SCIENCE THAT UPHOLDS THE COMMON GOOD, AND FOR POLITICAL LEADERS AND POLICYMAKERS TO ENACT EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST.
We believe that the scientific method, and findings that result from its responsible use, are powerful tools for decision-making. As an organization, we base our political positions, advocacy and outreach efforts, and internal practices on best-available evidence. We also recognize that complex problems informed by science do not always have clear, scientifically-indicated solutions.
We integrate our commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion into all programming, outreach, and advocacy efforts. We advocate for policies enabling equal access to education, scientific careers, and scientific benefits, and work to support increasingly equitable scientific spaces. We amplify the work and voices of underrepresented scientists and members of underrepresented communities.
As nonpartisan political advocates, we act with the understanding that science does not belong to any political party, and that scientific evidence is an essential part of good policymaking at every level of government. As scientists and science supporters, we seek and present scientific consensuses, acknowledge substantive debates, conduct our work with transparency, and operate with integrity regardless of the political environment.
We do not merely react to the problems of today: we look forward, aspiring toward an inclusive, integrated vision for the future of science and science policy. We pursue creative, experimental, and novel approaches to overcome the longstanding challenges that stand in the way of a critical and scientifically-engaged society.
We are a reflective and self-critical organization that prizes ongoing internal evaluation and correction. We invite feedback and encourage challenging conversations, we listen, and we commit ourselves to recognizing and addressing our biases. We seek to identify gaps in existing resources, evaluate and share the effectiveness of our efforts, and regularly collect and report stakeholder feedback.
AMPLIFY THE ROLE OF SCIENCE IN POLICY
Promoting evidence-based policies is at the heart of our mission. How do we achieve this? By giving our supporters the resources they need to advocate for science policy and connect with their elected officials at all levels, from school boards to the presidency.
Our letter writing campaigns, phone scripts, and “How to Advocate Guide” make it easier for our supporters to advocate for science-based policies at various levels— within schools, local government and at the national level.
EMPOWER PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT WITH SCIENCE
Breaking down barriers between scientists and their communities is key to the March for Science’s success. Through outreach programs, we connect scientists to their communities, encouraging an open and respectful dialogue about science and its impact on policy and society.
FOSTER A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in science are critical for science to serve all communities. We must protect the rights of every person to engage with, learn from, and help shape science. We embed these values into our organization and all March for Science programs and initiatives. We hold the scientific community accountable for ensuring that science is diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all.
BUILD A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF SCIENCE ADVOCATES
We break down barriers between scientists and non-scientists. We are building a unique, cross-sector global network with the capacity to connect communities, coordinate advocacy, and create programs to bridge this gap.
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 1025 S. 1st Street, Las Vegas (Art Square)
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