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 under attack.

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

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

Take action today!

If you're a local member of a community and want to step up to defend science, sign up as a Science Champion. If you're a scientist or technical specialist, join the Science Network watchdog initiative for tailored opportunities.

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.

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! 

The Union of Concerned Scientists is proud to be an organizing partner of Science Rising, a nationwide mobilization effort that fights for science in our democracy. Learn more and join the movement at

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

A watchdog for science and democracy

The Trump administration has shown a pervasive pattern of sidelining science during its first two years in office. Read the report

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his political appointees oversaw relentless attacks on science during the first two years of the Trump administration. Read the report

UCS is keeping a close eye on the Trump administration and the 116th Congress, calling out abuses of science and threats to public safeguards as they happen and documenting them in our running tally of attacks on science.

For the latest, follow our blog as we cover the Trump administration, including these notable posts: 

For more, see our January 2019 report, The State of Science in the Trump Erawhich highlights how the Trump administration harmed public health and safety during its first two years in office.

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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