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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July 2018

National Action on EPA’s “Restricting Science” Policy

July 1 - August 16

Join scientists nationwide to write a public comment exposing the EPA's move to #RestrictScience. Join the national action and submit a comment opposing this new policy.

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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,…

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#ScienceRising Twitter Chat: We All Suffer When Science Becomes Partisan

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We all suffer when science becomes partisan. Science is non-partisan and should inform decision making no matter which party is in power. Third in a series on the principles of #ScienceRising and the science advocacy movement.

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October 2018

Science-a-thon 2018

October 15 - October 19

Science-a-thon is a five day celebration of science and scientists - from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries!

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