March for Science – Ann Arbor
On April 22, we march!
We will start on the Diag at 12, leave the Diag at about 12:45pm. Estimated end time of 2pm, depending on crowd. The exact route will be announced closer to the date.
T-shirts and other apparel (CLOSES APRIL 9TH):
Want to volunteer? Fill out this form!
Group for Ann Arbor volunteers specifically (fill out the form listed above first):
Group for Michigan:
Although this will start with a march, we hope to use this as a starting point to take a stand for science in politics. 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. This is a non-partisan issue that reaches far beyond people in the STEM fields and should concern anyone who values empirical research and science.
There are certain things that we accept as facts with no alternatives. The Earth is becoming warmer at an unnatural rate caused by human actions, and only human action can begin to halt or reverse that warming. The diversity of life arose by evolution, documented in fossils throughout the world. Politicians who devalue expertise risk making decisions that do not reflect reality and must be held accountable. An American government that ignores science to pursue ideological agendas endangers the world.
Please bear with us as pull together our mission statement and further details. Many more updates to come on Monday.
Who can participate:
Anyone who values empirical science. That’s it. That’s the only requirement.
How can I help?
If you would like to participate in planning the march, please fill out this google form, join the volunteer group, and/or subscribe to the newsletter and we will get in touch! and please let us know how you can help.
Isn’t science apolitical?
Yes. The march is non-partisan, but it is absolutely intended to have an impact on policy makers.