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.
Today we released a joint report, “Protecting Science at Federal Agencies: How Congress Can Help,” that describes the tools Congress should use to bring back evidence-based policymaking. Authored by 16 leading advocacy organizations, the report is part of an effort to remove political interference and protect the role of science in the policymaking process.
Our newest resource for scientists describes what they need to know about state open records laws in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and how the laws can potentially be used to protect research materials.
Many scientists in the United States have been moved to action as a result of the current political climate. If you’re one of them and you’re planning to join the March for Science on April 14 — or participate in other activism — it’s crucial that you know your rights. To help you safely organize and speak out, together with the American Civil Liberties Union, we created a free guide, “Know Your Rights: Science Activism and Protests.”
"Despite the administration’s claims that its actions put 'America first,' they will in fact undermine our economic competitiveness and our position at the forefront of scientific research," write Lauren Kurtz, executive director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, and Romany Webb, a Climate Law Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, in an opinion piece published today by The Hill.