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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

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:

https://www.marchforscience.com/

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.

The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.

Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:46 AM

1. March organizers downplaying (but not denying or squelching) the anti-tRump aspect. . . nt

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:47 AM

2. I'll be marching. Over 600 satellite marches. Thread for sign slogans

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:53 AM

3. I'll be at the Atlanta march! (nt)

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:55 AM

4. We are going to the Seattle march!

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:09 AM

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)

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