11:00 a.m. at Washington State Capitol steps.
Hear a few brief speakers.
11:45 Proceed down Capitol Way, turn left (decision pending on whether to turn left on Legion Way or 5th Ave), and enter Heritage Park.
Visit informational booths until 2:00 p.m..
• Stop the denialism and corruption that interfere with honest science and good public policy.
• Demand that public officials respect honest science and enact evidence-based public policies.
• Human beings and our natural environment need this!
Background and more information:
• The head of the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency does not “believe” in climate change and works to dismantle research.
• Top appointees in many federal agencies are hostile to honest science.
• Years ago Congress prevented the The Center for Disease Control from studying the health effects of gun violence.
• Science is our best tool for understanding our world as it really exists – regardless of what is politically or economically expedient to believe.
We cannot allow ‘alternative facts’ to become the new normal. The March for Science continues to champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.
In April 2017 5,000 persons rallied and March at Olympia’s March for Science, as part of a nationwide day that included marches in many local communities. High school students were active in the planning and the march, along with people of all other ages. For 2018 we’re back at it again!
Science requires public knowledge and support. Silence interferes with good science.
Our fight to define, defend, and change reality is not over and not forgotten. We are just beginning.
The Artesian Rumble Arkestra led the way in 2017, and they’ll do it again in 2018.