Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:40 AM
TomCADem (10,472 posts)
Advocates To Protest Trumps Proposed Budget Cuts To Science
Source: CBS Local
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) ó The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health will spearhead a pro-science, anti-Trump nationwide rally this weekend to oppose the presidentís proposed cuts to science and medical research.
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But those miracles cost money. And doctors and researchers at Childrenís Hospital say they stand to lose millions if the presidentís budget proposal goes through.
ďWithin the division of oncology and hematology at Childrenís Hospital, more than 60 percent of our funding is from the National Institutes of Health,Ē added Mascarenhas.
Trumpís budget blueprint calls for an almost $6 billion reduction in funding for the NIH in Maryland. Aidenís mom, Ashley says it was the NIH that ultimately diagnosed her son when he was at Childrenís.
Read more: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/04/20/doctors-patient-advocates-to-march-this-weekend-to-protest-president-trumps-proposed-budget-cuts-to-science/
If you can make it to DC, there are hundreds of local marches planned throughout the world on April 22nd:
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.
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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:09 AM
NastyRiffraff (7,229 posts)
5. Going to the March in DC
I'm still pondering my sign. I'm leaning towards "There is no Planet B" but it's not a finalist yet. Or maybe "Keep your Dogma off my Planet" (repurposed from one of AU's signs)