Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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How to Get Candidates on the Record for Science: Online Training

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to an online training designed to help you get candidates publicly on the record for science during the 2018 midterm elections this August.

Learn how to strategically engage candidates at public events, use local media coverage and social media to get candidates talking, craft compelling messages connecting science issues with your local community—and be a voice for science during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond!

The online training will feature:
• Alyssa Tsuchiya, legislative associate, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Kellyann Jones, microbiologist and commissioner, Kansas City Health Commission

With the record number of attacks on science, it is more important now than ever that our elected officials defend science. And remember that these candidates are running to represent you, and your voice is crucial: let’s get their attention and make sure they know that science for the public good is an issue their constituents care about.