It seems odd that in this day and age, with all of the advocacy that we are involved in, that we need a march to promote science and fact-based reasoning. But with the current government denying climate change, gutting environmental regulations, and eviscerating consumer product protection, there are good reasons to promote science.
This afternoon, I participated in a conference call with the organizers of the second New Jersey March for Science – one of many satellite marches around the nation to promote fact-based decision making.
The marches will take place on April 14th. New Jersey’s march will start on the steps of the Trenton War Memorial with remarks from various speakers, and then the group will do a short march up to the State House Annex for panel discussions and activities for people of all ages.
Among the march organizers are Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, the Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel, Action Together New Jersey’s Environment Director Christine Clarke, Rutgers Physics Professor Matthew Buckley, and the organizer of last year’s Princeton march, Nicole Pezold-Hancock.
The march will be kid-friendly and will be accessible for people with disabilities. I hope you can join the group and show your support for fact-based decision making.