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Scientists to March on Washington

In an effort to take a stand for science in politics, American scientists are coming together to protest the Trump administration’s resistance to scientists communicating their findings to the public by planning a “Scientists’ March on Washington.”

“Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and cannot be allowed to stand as policy,” reads a statement on the march’s website.

President Trump has repeatedly voiced his skepticism of the human impact on climate change and has called it a hoax on more than one occasion, but a statement on the march’s website argues that “[t]here are certain things we accept as facts with no alternatives. The Earth is becoming warmer due to human action.”

The march is non-partisan, and the march’s website encourages anyone who values empirical science to join.

As of this time, a date has not been set. For updates on the movement and for information on how to participate, visit http://www.scientistsmarchonwashington.com or follow @ScienceMarchDC on Twitter.

By Stephanie Pena

Stephanie Pena graduated from the University of Houston in 2015 with a double-major in Communications and Psychology. Major coursework included: Communication Law and Ethics, Public Relations, Writing for Print and Digital Media, Social Impact of New Information Technology, Psychology and Law, Psychological Statistics, and Social Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Marketing Communications at West Virginia University.

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