ATLANTA, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens and scientists will stand up for data-driven policymaking with a march and rally in Atlanta on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Science leaders have been concerned that scientific evidence is being rejected and ignored by the current administration, no longer informing critical issues such as vaccine safety and climate change.
An official satellite of the March for Science in Washington, D.C., the March for Science Atlanta expects more than 10,000 people to march in support of policymaking based on facts, uncensored communication between scientists and prevention of dismantling regulations that exist to protect our society and improve public health.
The March for Science Atlanta will kick off in Candler Park at 12:00 noon with speakers. The walk itself will begin at 1:00 p.m. and wrap up with closing remarks at 4:00 p.m.
Many Atlanta-area associations and nonprofits have partnered with the March for Science Atlanta. The event is in conjunction with over 428 satellite marches in over 200 locations across the world, from Asia to Africa, from the United Kingdom to South America, with five Marches throughout Georgia.
The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC) is the official partner of March for Science Atlanta, collecting donations on behalf of the march as a nonprofit fiscal sponsor.
Donations can also be made at www.marchforscienceatlanta.org.
"This is a nonpartisan movement aimed at raising awareness of evidence-based research and how it can be used to make decisions that positively impact Americans and Georgians at every level," said Dr. Jasmine Clark, Executive Director of March for Science Atlanta.
March organizers are actively planning events for the day, including speakers, "Ask a Scientist" teach-ins and other outreach opportunities. In addition, organizers hope to reduce the march's carbon footprint by encouraging use of mass transit, carpooling, and a robust trash clean-up and recycling effort.
Organizations willing to lend support and volunteers interested in helping with organizational efforts on the day of the march - REGISTER HERE.
ARxC believes when science is threatened, so is the society that scientists uphold and protect. Join ARxC in solidarity to be a strong voice for empowering advocates to support science that protects the health of our communities.
NOTE TO MEDIA:
Representatives of the March for Science Atlanta are available for interviews with members of the media. To schedule an interview, contact Dr. Jasmine Clark, 404.229.4191,firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT FOR SPONSOR OF THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE ATLANTA:
Advocates for Responsible Care, (ARxC)
'Science Not Silence'
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