Scientists Must Speak Up

Monday, April 17, 2017

Robert Thorson's column [April 13, courant.com, "Trump Cuts Sending Scientists To Streets"] brilliantly highlights many examples of science's enduring contributions to society. That's why it is more important than ever, as policymakers debate funding for federal health and science agencies, for scientists to speak up and call attention to the value of science and what it can produce to benefit future generations.

A majority of Americans agree that public policies should be based on science and that scientists should play a major role in shaping policy for national priorities including education, infrastructure and defense, according to a survey commissioned by Research!America.

The March for Science movement in Connecticut cities and across the country is an opportunity for scientists and those who care about our nation's health and economic prosperity to inform the public and policymakers about the many ways science has profoundly improved our quality of life.

"Scientists Must Speak Up," by Suzanne Ffolkes, (The Hartford Courant, April 17, 2017)

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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America