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 will be a leader in this fight. We hope you will stand with us.
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!
- Join the People's Climate March on April 29 in Washington, DC.
- Participate in the March for Science ands its many events and activities across the country.
- Help push back against the anti-science rhetoric from the Trump administration with some appreciation: Take a moment to thank a government scientist today.
- Tell your senators to defend our science-based safeguards
- Got science? Wear it proudly with our collection of science T-shirts and apparel.
- Become a more effective science advocate—we offer workshops, videos, publications, and other tools to help.
Are you a scientist?
- Toolkit: Watchdog for science—Hands-on resources and immediate actions you can take.
- Join thousands of scientists in an open letter calling on the Trump administration and 115th Congress to ensure that science continues to play a strong role in protecting public health and well-being. Add your name today!
- Join the UCS Science Network and help watchdog attacks on science
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:
- What to Expect—and How to Respond—as the Trump Administration Takes Power
- President Trump's Attacks on Immigrants Impoverish Science and Weaken America
- We Must Never Accept Racism and Misogyny
- An Open Letter to Federal Scientists in the Age of Trump
- Lies Hurt. Facts Matter. And So Does Resistance.
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.
Get the latest news
Our experts and scientists regularly weigh in with insights, analysis, and commentary on important developments and topics in the Trump administration, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the nominations of Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency; Ryan Zinke for the Department of Interior; Rick Perry for the Department of Energy; and Sonny Perdue for the Department of Agriculture.
- Read the latest on the Trump administration on our blog, The Equation.
- For the latest on China and the Trump administration, visit our All Things Nuclear blog
- Visit our news section for the most recent press releases and statements.