Thousands Take To The Streets Around The Country To Press For Support For Science
In addition to a major demonstration in Washington, D.C., marchers turned out in hundreds of other U.S. cities and abroad too.
The New York Times:
Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies
Thousands of scientists and their supporters, feeling increasingly threatened by the policies of President Trump, gathered Saturday in Washington under rainy skies for what they called the March for Science, abandoning a tradition of keeping the sciences out of politics and calling on the public to stand up for scientific enterprise. (St. Fleur, 4/22)
Los Angeles Times:
'We Need To Be Out Here': Thousands March In Downtown L.A. To Support Science In The Trump Era
Dressed in long sleeves and a sensible safari hat, Dr. Diane Brown carried a sign that read, “My patients need science because lupus is not cured, juvenile arthritis is not cured … CANCER is not cured!” Brown, a rheumatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said she hadn’t attended any marches since President Trump took office at the beginning of the year. But on Saturday afternoon she joined thousands of others in downtown Los Angeles for the March for Science Los Angeles. The 52-year-old doctor said her sign had a special significance for her. Two of her patients were diagnosed with cancer last week. One was 8 years old. The other was just 4. (Netburn and Panzar, 4/22)
The Wall Street Journal:
Demonstrators Take To The Streets In Support Of Science
Among the movement’s goals: to push for evidence-based legislation and to communicate to the public the social and economic impacts of scientific research. Dr. [Diana] Sun, a dermatologist, and her son also hoped to change the public’s perception of scientists, who have long been portrayed as villains in movies and books like “Frankenstein,” they said. (Hernandez and McKay, 4/22)
7 Takeaways From The March For Science And A Historic Day
Biotech and pharma companies have been tiptoeing around the Trump administration, worried about proposals to regulate drug prices. But companies that are now marketing their “bold” work in scientific discovery and developing new treatments largely lacked an official presence at the marches. (Joseph, 4/23)
The Washington Post:
Tens Of Thousands Marched For Science. Now What?
Just hours after the Washington March for Science dispersed, organizers sent an email to demonstrators with the subject line, “What's next?” “Our movement is just starting,” the message read. It went on to urge marchers to take part in a “week of action,” a set of coordinated activities that range from signing an environmental voting pledge to participating in a citizen science project. (Kaplan, 4/23)