The momentum of the Women’s March lives on.
The success of the Women’s March in its impossible-to-ignore glory has inspired others to march in its footsteps. This time, it’s all in the name of science.
And, yes, it’s another massive “eff you” to Trump.
Yesterday, the March for Science announced that they would take to the streets of Washington in April.
“The March for Science will take place on April 22, 2017. We hope to see you in D.C. and around the world! #ScienceMarch,” the group tweeted. They plan to challenge Trump’s position on things like policy change, research funding and transparency.
It’s no coincidence that the march happens to fall on Earth Day, which is conveniently on a Saturday this year.
It also won’t be surprising if the march grows way, way beyond both the scientific community and the U.S. border.
Like with the Women’s March, sister protests are already being planned in cities across the U.S. and around the world.
“The March for Science champions publicly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity,” the group’s mission statement reads on its website. “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.”
If you’re passionate about the planet, you may want to start brainstorming those witty, attention-grabbing sign ideas now…