29 January, 2017
A date has not been announced for the march, although many have suggested March 14 in honor of the first three digits of pi.
In addition to the website, the organizers have launched a Twitter handle (@ScienceMarchDC) that already has tens of thousands of followers, as well as a now-private Facebook group which has attracted more than 200,000 users, according to LiveScience and CNN.com reports.
This prompted another commenter to reply, "There needs to be a Scientists' March on Washington".
After a Tuesday filled with news of gag orders on government scientists at several federal agencies, others in the science community are rapidly coming up with ways of pushing back against the new administration's attempts to keep tax-funded research from the public.
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Public health scientist Caroline Weinberg, co-organizer of the march, told CNN.com that the group was now "crafting a mission statement collaborating with a diverse group of scientists to ensure that our movement is all inclusive", and that the movement would address issues such as federal funding for scientists, transparency, and United States climate change policy. "Science is science. There are no 'alternative facts, '" Sanders wrote Thursday.
One of the co-organizers for the march, Caroline Weinberg, a scientist herself, stated that the majority of such causes such as these usually sprout up through Twitter.
After more than 3 million people turned out for Women's Marches throughout the USA on Saturday, many demonstrators voiced hope that they'd create momentum for a continual anti-President-Donald-Trump movement. This is a non-partisan issue that reaches far beyond people in the STEM fields and should concern anyone who values empirical research and science. The Earth is becoming warmer due to human action. No date has yet been set for the march, but the goal is to have a main event in Washington, DC and satellite marches across cities in the US. In response to these actions and a generally science-wary attitude from the administration, scientists are now planning their own march on Washington, and the movement is growing quickly. "The diversity of life arose by evolution", stated the site. More than 100 of them traveled to Washington over the weekend to attend the Women's March, and a few other less-high-profile demonstrations. An American government that ignores science to pursue ideological agendas endangers the world.