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    March For Science, April 22

    I doubt this will be anywhere near as well attended as the Women's Marches were, but it's a very important issue. Many of us feel that the Right hasn't been a friend to science, and Trump's administration seems to be turning the anti science thing up to 11.

    https://www.marchforscience.com/

    They're having a local march in my city on the 22nd (it's a Saturday), and some friends and I are making plans to go. Is anyone else planning on attending any of these events? I joined the Union of Concerned Scientists recently, but other than this and the usual strategies of calling my representative when an anti-science bill is on the table, I haven't been sure of what else to do.
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    My wife and I are going to the Washington, DC event. I signed up to volunteer, but the turnout has been so large they don't need much more help. They send me the occasional email update saying they will need more on-the-ground volunteers as the event gets closer.

    I'm excited. I'm trained as a scientist and spent 20 years in the lab. All that time, I lived in the convenient fantasy that policy makers would one day realize they needed good science and that would be our day to shine. Unfortunately, all illusion of that is gone for me, and no longer can scientists and the people who love, respect, and look to science sit by waiting for that day. We need to be our own advocates. We are not politicizing science, as one detractor whined. We're reporting our results.
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    I would love to march, but it falls during my chorus competition
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    Seattle's FaceBook page on the event says ~8,000 plan to attend and ~20,000 have indicated interest.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/123680848146054/

    I'm going.

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    I'm in! I think the Seattle March is going to be big.

    If anyone is going to their city's march and wants to support the cause, several cities are selling shirts though Bonfire. (Search up "March For Science" and you'll get pages of shirts. Narrow down by city if you prefer.). Proceeds benefit the local march for the shirt you buy. I'll be wearing Seattle's Orca shirt, but I gotta say, Austin's Taco shirt was tempting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElaineA View Post
    I'm in! I think the Seattle March is going to be big.

    If anyone is going to their city's march and wants to support the cause, several cities are selling shirts though Bonfire. (Search up "March For Science" and you'll get pages of shirts. Narrow down by city if you prefer.). Proceeds benefit the local march for the shirt you buy. I'll be wearing Seattle's Orca shirt, but I gotta say, Austin's Taco shirt was tempting.
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    Seattle has a dozen options. I'll have to think about which one I'd like to promote. I've spent a fair bit of time fighting the Discovery Institute's war on evolution science but the 'Lucy' design isn't a clear message. I like the volcano/earthquake design.
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    Am interested in the Seattle march, though factors beyond my control may prevent me from going. (Seattle's also a traffic nightmare... trying to figure out where it is to determine feasibility of attendance.)
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    Here is the Minnesota march!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1873065592938291/

    Looks like it's going to be big!
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    I would have to guess they couldn't have held it on April 51st.
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    There are marches in Cairns and Townsville, but I will be in on the road on 22 April.
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