March for Science – Information

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Official Website
Why we March
March in DC

Start: Washington D.C., North of Washington Monument, Constitution Avenue NW between 15th and 17th street.

8:00am: Grounds open.

9:00am: Teach-ins start.

10:00am: Main stage rally program begins.

2:00pm: March begins! 

The Route – The march will form on the Washington Monument Grounds and proceed over the following route: starting at 15th and Constitution Avenue NW and proceed east on Constitution Avenue NW to 3rd Street NW, south on 3rd Street NW into Union Square where the group will disperse. 

Satellite Marches – Find one in your area!

March for Science – An Introduction

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​Tomorrow is the March for Science. As these important issues come up, I’m trying not to be political, but what we call political actually affects a number of people’s real lives. From crime to health care, immigration to women’s equality and civil rights for all, these are basic things that many of us deal with on a daily basis. I know people are tired of hearing about privilege, but if you’re not affected by these issues and simply see them as politics as usual, then more than likely you are in a privileged group.

That doesn’t mean that you are rich or have no troubles of your own; it is simply that from your perspective you can’t understand “the big deal”  or why some of us are so vocal. You may or may not take your rights for granted, but for some of us who live the day to day of having our civil rights violated, it has been very frustrating.

Whether or not you believe that our global climate is changing or whether or not you feel that it is a man-made problem, it is eveyrone’s responsibility to maintain adequate living conditions for everyone here now, and everyone to come.

This simply means taking care of our environment.

Conserve water.

Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

Adjust your thermostat.

Pick up litter.

In listing them, these should not be controversial. In fact, many of these should be common sense.

When a new White House Administration comes in, their priorities take precedence. They focus on what they feel is important. Looking back decades, we can see that. Even President George W. Bush, whose policies didn’t believe in climate change still did his part to protect the environment without compromising his capitalist values.

When the Trump Administration came in, on the very first day, they eliminated web pages from the official White House website. Ignoring what we would deem controversial like the justice department, immigration, LGBT+, and ethics policies, they also shuttered anything about climate and environmental protections as well as national parks, and food and drug safety. This included established and agreed upon science.

You can’t change facts.

You can disagree with them; you can have a differing viewpoint in how to address them, but facts are facts.

Our children need to know how to read and analyze data critically, objectively, and sadly, we are all being lied to when less than knowledgeable people are in charge of the various departments.

Tomorrow, as we have been doing since January on a variety of topics, we stand up for science.

We must broaden our minds, and think critically, and problem solve, and communicate with the best minds. We should encourage science education and questioning.

Science. Not silence.

This is the first of a series of posts for the March for Science and science resources. Please add your own suggestions in the comments. Now more than ever, we need to be here for each other and for our planet. We have one chance to get it right.

Stand up and be counted.

Resist Peacefully – Compilation

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The day before the Inauguration I posted a series with different ways to peacefully resist the incoming Administration. We may feel powerless, but we aren’t. We are the people.

Here is a compilation of those links in one place:

We The People Resource Page (this website)

One – Graphic from Unitewomen.org

Two – Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Three – Call out hypocrisy – Contact Congress

Four – Call it out – Contact the Executive Branch

Five – Defend the Press

Six – Graphic from Mary Engelbreit

Seven – The Women’s March on Washington

Eight – We Won’t Go Back

Nine – My Personal Oath from the ACLU

Ten – Inauguration 2017: Know Your Rights from the ACLU

The Women’s March on Washington – Posters

Resist Peacefully – Seven

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The Women’s March on Washington

Go directly to the Women’s March website before Saturday for information about the March in Washington, DC.

Reposted from The Washington Post. Read the whole article for important information.

What can I bring and what should I leave at home? Organizers are asking participants to travel light and expect backpacks and bags to be subject to search. These are some of the restrictions:

  •  Weapons of any kind are banned.
  • Bags/totes/purses for small personal items should be no larger than 8” x 6” x 4”.
  • If you require disability accommodations or related equipment, that will not fit into the above bags, enter via the ADA Accessible route: 4th St. SW from C St. to Independence Ave.
  • Canes, walking sticks, walkers, and portable seats are allowed for individuals who require them for mobility and accessibility on a regular basis.
  • Flags are allowed, but not on a pole. Posters and signs are allowed, but not with the use of wooden sign posts.
  • Folding chairs are not permitted.


I will repost this tomorrow, on Inauguration Day, and on Saturday, the morning of the Women’s March.

Resist Peacefully – Five

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DEFEND THE PRESS

They are our first line of defense in allowing facts to remain important and valuable to all of us in this new media/Trump age.

Subscribe to print news sources.

Follow reputable news sources online and on Facebook.

Support journalists through

Committee to Protect Journalists,

the ACLU,

and the American Society of Journalists and Authors

Resist Peacefully – Four

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CALL IT OUT

Contact the Executive Branch.

As of this posting, the administrations’ changeover hasn’t occurred. Once it does, I will add contact information for President Trump’s

Chief of Staff Reince Preibus

and

White House Press Spokesman Sean Spicer.

In the meantime, go to the White House website to find the links to the current offices in order to get through to the members of the Trump Administration after Friday at Noon.

The number to call the President is:

Comments: 202-456-1111

Switchboard: 202-456-1414

The address to write to the President is:

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

Don’t forget to include your full return address both on the letterhead and on the envelope.