On Saturday, April 22, scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines demonstrated support for robust federal funding for scientific research and evidence-based policymaking at the Washington, DC, March for Science and in satellite marches across the globe. Following the morning’s teach-ins and speeches, APSA opened its doors to members and their families attending the march.
During the reception at APSA, members discussed a variety of reasons for attending the March for Science. Encouraging Congress to preserve federal funding for all sciences was a priority for many, and one member highlighted the importance of expressing solidarity between the social and natural sciences. Another member said he attended the march on behalf of his students, with whom he’d discussed the importance of federal funding for the sciences and the role of scientific evidence in governmental policymaking.
The March for Science launched a week of action following the march, suggesting ways for supporters to engage directly in their communities. APSA members interested in advocating for the discipline can find tools to do so on the Member Action page.