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September Update: CSLDF in the News, Upcoming Events and Last Call for 2X Match!

There’s still time – will you help us meet our match goal?

This summer, facing a huge increase in demand for our services (up 34% from our busiest years), a group of supporters has generously committed to matching every donation up to $50k. Can you help us meet this goal? We’re getting close, and your matched gift today will double your impact in defending climate scientists.

This year has been so busy we’ve hired extra attorney support to make sure we can serve every scientist and researcher who comes to us. And with the midterm elections fast approaching, we are putting your donations to work creating resources and holding educational events to ensure scientists can safely take part in democracy and activism.

Please make a gift today to defend climate researchers and double your impact.


CSLDF in the News

This Bloomberg piece, Climate Fact-Checkers Hit With Lawsuits, Records Requests for Fact-Checking Climate Claims, profiles some scientists we have recently defended. Our executive director, Lauren Kurtz, was also quoted, stating that a coalition of conspiracy theorists and conservative groups, “make a point of going after the fact-checkers because, in addition to stopping regulation, they also want to prevent or discourage climate scientists from doing things that might educate the public.”

Read the full article here.

Geological Society of America Connects 2022

CSLDF is leading several virtual events at the GSA conference on October 11 & 12:

  • How Scientists Can Be Involved in Scientific and Political Advocacy Ahead of the Midterm Elections: CSLDF will discuss how scientists can be most effective in their science and political advocacy efforts while avoiding potential pitfalls, with the aim of ensuring that scientists can fully participate in their personal capacities while minimizing the risk of negative repercussions in their professional lives.
  • How Open Records Laws Affect Scientists: CSLDF will also cover how scientists can protect themselves from becoming the targets of invasive requests and lawsuits, and what to do if you are a scientist being targeted.
  • Free and Confidential Legal Consultations for Scientists: CSLDF will provide free legal consultations on issues facing scientists such as First Amendment matters (for example, issues of censorship or defamation), employment concerns, strategies for safe-guarding online communications from adverse interests, or any other legal issues that scientists are grappling with or would like more information about. You can sign up for a consultation here.

More details are available here

Register for the conference here.


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