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!