President-elect Donald Trump’s views on science in a ScienceDebate.org questionnaire, a blog focused on research for health issues related to the election, events in key states, public opinion surveys and more than 500 quotes from candidates about research and innovation are among the highlights of the Campaign for Cures: Vote for Medical Progress.
The campaign, which kicked off September 2015, focused on elevating medical and health research into the national conversation during the election season through on-the-ground events, extensive media outreach, social media and grassroots engagement and digital advertising. The initiative’s website also featured an interactive map with hundreds of quotes on medical progress from candidates across the political spectrum running for national office. Former USA Today senior editor and health reporter Janice Lloyd managed the Campaign for Cures blog and partners provided compelling videos from scientists, blog posts and shared social media messages to generate buzz about the initiative throughout the election cycle.
A majority of Americans (78%) say it is important for the next President and Congress to assign a high priority to putting health research and innovation to work to assure continued medical progress, according to a survey commissioned by Research!America. A strong majority (84%) also agree that it is important that the U.S. remains the global leader in bringing new medicines to patients.
Visit www.campaignforcures.org for more information.