The March for Science champions 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.
Science is the foundation of our society. Livermore is home to 2 national laboratories and has deep roots in science. Science is crucial in the creation of many of the region’s staple products, including wine and renewable energy. We believe that the study and advancement of all areas of science is crucial to our community's economic growth and stability. We commit to protect science in all forms.
Investment in science and research is essential to drive innovation and deliver solutions to the complex challenges society faces. A long term strategic approach to funding science is needed, with policy stability and a commitment to increased investment that will ensure future growth and prosperity.
Public policy should be guided by evidence-based scientific research, local scientific knowledge, and mainstream scientific consensus.
A well-informed citizenry is essential to a free and successful society. We support initiatives to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As a community we support public education and STEM.
We consider all human beings equal. This should be reflected by diversity in scientific opportunities and leadership, open access to scientific results, and fair distribution of the benefits of scientific discoveries. We oppose the manipulation of science to marginalize groups of people, and instead support the right to pursue and enjoy the fruits of science regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status.
Publicly-funded scientists must be free to communicate openly their research, data sets, and interpretations of their work. Public outreach, education, and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged.
As a community, we support public education and STEM initiatives in the classroom. Tomorrow’s challenges cannot be met without gaining knowledge and critical thinking today.