The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not about scientists or politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?
For more information on details of the march click here: https://www.marchforscience.com/
This year is particularly important because of the fall mid-term elections. Voting is a vital tool to advocate for science. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so here.
Despite the differences in how states run elections, the basic steps to vote are the same almost everywhere.
No two states run their elections exactly the same, so contacting your state or local election office is the best way to find out about your state’s unique election rules.
If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.gov Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you
If you don't have one, be sure to purchase a fare card in advance. The fare card machines will become backed up significantly.
If you already have one, make sure you have enough money; to reload online follow the steps here.