Media Contact: Dana Hollern
March for Science Las Vegas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 15, 2018
Las Vegas – The March for Science, a global organization that advocates for evidence-based science policies that serve all communities has scheduled the Las Vegas event for Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Citizen Science Day.
More than one million people, in more than 600 locations across all seven continents joined together on April 22, 2017 for the single largest event in support of science in history. March for Science Las Vegas had an estimated 2,500 attendees. Since the initial March, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. But science will not stay silent on April 14, 2018.
Science supporters in Las Vegas and around the world will once again unite for science for the common good. We will continue to use the momentum of last year’s march to hold our political leaders accountable for passing equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all people and all communities.
The March for Science Las Vegas is focused on accountability – not just of public officials, but for ourselves as being the catalyst for change. With the midterm elections around the corner, our rally will mobilize our diverse, powerful coalition of advocates to make their voice heard at the polls this November.
In the wake of repeals and rollbacks of dozens of policies affecting our health and environment and the disparity of facts in government, standing up for science is more important than ever!
Our goal locally and nationally for the March for Science event is to…
- Raise awareness,
influence change and advocate for science;
- Support an administration that adheres to evidence-based policy;
- Promote scientific research and innovation that directly supports our health, education, environment, advances in technology, economic growth, etc.
- Advocate for STEM education as an essential part of school curriculum.
The March for Science coalition also launched its Vote for Science year-long campaign, aimed at creating a direct civic link between science supporters and their policymakers by encouraging science supporters across the country to hold their representatives accountable for crafting and implementing equitable evidence-based policies every day. March for Science is registering and mobilizing voters to turnout for the 2018 midterm elections and emphasizing the integral connection between science and policy. The organization has strengthened its reach within local communities with the development of its Community Grant Program and Students for Science program. In addition, the National Science Teachers Association has officially partners for the 2018 March for Science and in satellite cities across the United States and worldwide.
On April 14, 2018, March for Science Las Vegas will rally in support of science alongside our national and city marches.
For more information, please visit our website at http://marchforsciencelv.com/
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 1025 S. 1st Street, Las Vegas (Art Square)
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