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THANK YOU, Columbus, for an amazing March for Science! On April 22nd, we came together as neighbors, friends, scientists, teachers, activists, and students, and we used our voices to show the world that we support evidence-based science policy.
Moving forward, we have a lot of exciting opportunities to share with the March for Science community here in central Ohio. Keep checking back for updates and events
The March for Science is an effort comprised of dozens of independent, nonpartisan coordinators. Recent rhetoric has inspired us to march on Washington D.C. and in Satellite Marches across the country.
We believe that:
* government policies for healthcare, education, environmental protection, agriculture and food safety should be based on scientific evidence;
* everyone deserves clean air, clean water and a safe food supply;
* climate change, ecosystem destruction and pollution are urgent problems needing fact-based answers; and
* scientific truth should never be censored.
Unfortunately, right now many of these principles are under attack. The March for Science began as a grassroots effort supported by citizens and scientists concerned about changes in federal policy and the proposed federal budget that could threaten critical scientific work by federal agencies. Additionally, many researchers have expressed concern that research on climate change, clean energy, environmental health and other disciplines has been targeted for politically-motivated suppression. We are marching to draw attention to these important issues and remind the public why science is so important to our society.
Our mission statement is as follows:
THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE CHAMPIONS PUBLICLY 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.