Standing Up for Science during the Trump Administration

Science. Evidence. Fact and reason.

They form the very foundation of a strong democracy—indeed, of America itself. They protect our health. They keep our communities, families, and children safe. And they are at risk.

But Americans will not sit passively by as our health, safety, and democracy are threatened. We will not be silent in the face of the Trump administration. We will stand strong for science.

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a leader in this fight. We hope you will stand with us. 

Protest outside the White House at Lafayette Square on March 28, 2017

Take action! Stand up for science today. 

Show your support for science, facts, and reason. Advocate for solutions that prioritize science-based decision making. Raise your voice for science today! 

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A watchdog for science and democracy

UCS is keeping a close eye on the Trump administration and the 115th Congress, calling out abuses of science and threats to public safeguards as they happen. 

Follow our blog for the latest on the Trump administration, including these notable recent posts: 

For more, see Our January 2017 report, Preserving Scientific Integrity in Federal Policymaking, which reviews progress on scientific integrity in the Obama administration and calls on the Trump administration to continue that progress.

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Our experts and scientists regularly weigh in with insights, analysis, and commentary on important developments, topics, and people in the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry; and Sonny Perdue for the Department of Agriculture. 

You can also listen to our experts share their insights and strategies for defending science on our podcast, Got Science?:

Astrid Caldas speaks at The Rally to Stand Up for Science in Boston on February 19, 2017

UCS climate scientist Astrid Caldas speaks at the Rally to Stand Up for Science in Boston on February 19, 2017.

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