Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

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Reprinted from The AFL-CIO Now by Carly Ebben Eaton, and Kathy Setian on April 18, 2017.

“Of all the attacks on our civil society, the attacks on evidence-based science pose perhaps the greatest existential threat,” write Carly Eaton and Kathy Setian in the AFL-CIO’s blog Now. “Decisions being made about climate science and environmental protection at this critical time will shape the future of our planet.

“Advances in research are produced by the twin pillars of dedicated scientists and an activated citizenry who demand that the best science be applied to today’s most pressing problems. Because scientists produce the facts that expose the lies currently being purveyed, the tip of the spear is pointed at the heart of science-based policy and research. …

“Together we will March for Science on April 22, in opposition to the damage that the current administration seeks to do to research and in solidarity with scientists, researchers, and concerned citizens who remain resolved, undeterred, and organized in the face of these threats.”

AFL-CIO now 4/18

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