Science is striking back and so are we!
Over 800 people resisted the cold and windy weather and came to Christopher Columbus Park to show their support for scientific research, evidence-based policy, equity and inclusion within the sciences, and climate action and environmental justice. In addition to dynamic speakers, there were information tables by two dozen organizations, an environmental justice art project, and plenty of ways to let your legislators know your standing on fact-based policies and to advocate for the passage of the S2303 bill “An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future” (S2302) and the S426/H2913 bill “An Act relative to environmental justice and toxics reduction in the Commonwealth.” Dozens took a photo with personal messages written on whiteboards, and over 750 people signed a postcard for their state legislators.
Our Director of Organizing and co-emcee, Alan Palm, demonstrated from the stage how to call your legislator accompanied by the cheers of the crowd, which served as an excellent practice for the upcoming call-in day on Monday, April 23rd. We will also organize a lobby day on May 10th so that we can build off of the momentum of the March for Science and take action together here in the Commonwealth. Science is striking back and so are we!
This March for Science would not have been possible without the hard work of dozens of dedicated volunteers, most of whom are members of 350 Massachusetts. Thank you so much to everyone!
350 Mass took part in the March for science last year when tens of thousands of us came together to defend science against the assault by leaders in our federal government, and to proclaim the importance of science in public policy and celebrate the discovery, understanding, and sharing of scientific knowledge as crucial to the success, health, and safety of the human race.
On Saturday, April 14th, we will once again lift up these same themes and ideals, but we won't stop there. In 2018, we'll also take the offensive and rally behind specific climate legislation that will advance certain science- and evidence-based policy in the Massachusetts state legislature, with an eye to passage this year. In 2018 in Massachusetts, science is striking back! Join us!
Please RSVP today, spread the word far and wide and join us for this historic occasion at Christopher Columbus Park at 1pm-3pm on April 14th 2018!
Learn more about the 2018 March for Science- Science Strikes Back! at www.marchforscienceboston.org
This week marks a powerful escalation in our stand-in with Mass Power Forward for climate action at Governor Baker's office: On Friday, the largest Protestant denomination in the Commonwealth—the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC)—will join our lunchtime stand-ins.
MACUCC Minister and President Reverend Jim Antal will lead Friday's stand-in and is inviting many of the MACUCC's 60,000 congregants to participate as we build our numbers each week.
But we still need YOU! Sign up here to join the #StandUpCharlie stand-ins and spend your lunch break once, twice or every day calling on Governor Baker to lead in this historic moment when our stable climate future is truly on the line. After you sign up, we'll follow up to get you scheduled.