We’ve been providing pro bono legal support to Maria Caffrey, a climate scientist who recently worked at the National Park Service. Caffrey refused to acquiesce to repeated attempts to delete references to human-caused climate change from a report she authored on sea level rise impacts to coastal parks. She was forced out of her job in February 2019.
Join us after work on Tuesday, July 16 for a workshop hosted by the Federal Workers Coalition of New York City. The "Know Your Rights" portion will be led by a lawyer from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and the "Workplace Organizing" portion will be led by an experienced union organizer from Labor Notes.
Our newest educational resource, "What to Expect When You're an Expert Witness," is a guide that's intended to help scientists know what to expect—and what to safeguard against—when they agree to provide expert testimony to judges and juries.
Today we published a resource designed to help scientists from all disciplines understand U.S. anti-lobbying restrictions and other political laws, so they can safely and effectively advocate for the issues of importance to them.
Today we published two educational resources to help scientists safely and effectively speak up for science, and know what to do if they end up in political crosshairs. “Safeguarding Online Communications” is a practical guide to expressing one’s views and engaging in activism, while minimizing the risk of threats and attacks. And the new edition of “Handling Political Harassment and Legal Intimidation” has information about whistleblowing and participating in advocacy and activism.