Why I March for Science
I’m marching because I’m a mom. As a parent, I want to know that the information I seek out to help me make parenting decisions is based on evidence and facts. I want to know that my fears about my children’s’ health and well-being are not being manipulated.
I’m marching because I’m a consumer. As a consumer, I want to be empowered to make informed decisions. I don’t want my fears and emotions manipulated by fact-light marketing campaigns. I want our regulatory agencies to be well funded and free to make evidence based decisions to keep us safe.
I’m marching because I’m a voter. As a voter, I want my representatives and politicians to be held accountable to facts and evidence. A world where those in power can make up whatever “facts” they want is terrifying.
I’m marching because I’m a scientist. As a scientist, I want to share with the world how awe-inspiring learning how the world works can be. I want people to know that scientists are not some weird subspecies that is inherently different from them.
I’m standing up for science and marching in defense of Facts Not Fears.