NJ March for Science – New Jersey Satellite March
The Official Mission Statement of the New Jersey March for Science
The New Jersey March for Science affirms the guiding statement of the National March for Science (https://www.marchforscience.com/mission/):
“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 policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”
We as scientists, students, teachers, doctors, engineers, and concerned citizens have chosen to March for Science to bring attention to important issues that we see as threatening the safety of our fellow citizens, our state, our national character, and the endeavor of scientific exploration.
-Fact-Based Policies: We demand that our leaders take into account the best available scientific evidence when making their decisions, in particular in the areas of climate change, healthcare, energy policy, public safety, education, and resource management. We reject attempts to silence the voices bringing attention to scientific evidence of the serious problems faced by our society, and we reject politically-motivated attacks on scientific research in any field.
-Free Inquiry: As scientific study requires open exchange of ideas and free association across ethnic, religious, and national lines, we demand that the right to speech, travel, and association be protected to the fullest extent, in keeping with the highest ideals and traditions of the United States. Beyond the damage done to our nation’s scientific and economic output, such policies are violations of our human rights, and should be opposed regardless of their impact on science.
-Education: We demand that public education be protected and strengthened, to provide for our next generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators, as well as for our future artists, writers, and musicians, whose contributions are equally critical for a healthy democracy. The lack of quality education for all American children robs them of opportunities and deprives all of us of the fruits of their talents.
For these reasons, we have chosen to March for Science. We march so that scientific evidence will be taken seriously. We march because our friends and colleagues are being targeted unjustly. We march because we are concerned about the next generation. We hope you will join us on April 22, in Trenton, in DC, or elsewhere. And we hope you will join us afterwards, for all the work that needs to be done.
*The organizers of the New Jersey March for Science are volunteers and are not being compensated in any manner for their time and dedication to this event. Information is shared and disseminated as quickly as possible. Nothing in the information provided is intended to create a contractual relationship and Organizers are merely acting as facilitators to aid in the success of the event. Any person participating in the New Jersey March for Science does so at their own risk and at their own expense. No warranty of any kind, express or implied, are made by the New Jersey March for Science Organizers and Sponsors nor are Organizers and Sponsors liable for any monetary loss, personal injury, cancellation of event or misinformation. Participants release New Jersey March for Science Organizers and Sponsors from any and all legal liability and acknowledge that participation is at their own risk.