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 invite you to 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! 

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.

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

A watchdog for science and democracy

Over its first six months, the Trump presidency has shown a clear pattern of actions that threaten public health and safety by eroding the role of science in policy. Read the report

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 posts: 

For more, see our July 2017 report, Sidelining Science Since Day Onewhich highlights how the Trump administration harmed public health and safety in its first sox months.

Get the latest news 

Our experts and scientists regularly weigh in with insights, analysis, and commentary on important developments, topics, and people in the Trump administration, including coverage of the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.  

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


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