June 2, 2017 Newsletter

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In the News

Yesterday President Trump, ignoring scientific consensus based on decades of research, announced his intent to withdraw from the Paris Accord to fight climate change, drawing criticism from around the world. Governor Dayton and Lt Governor Smith have denounced this move, and state and local officials nationwide have announced their intentions to step up their efforts to confront this challenge locally. Contact Governor Dayton to thank him for his efforts to protect the planet and ask him to stay engaged. Watch our social media pages for more calls to take action on climate change.

This announcement is part of an ongoing pattern of hostility to science and scientific results. On May 24, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for 2018. The budget would impose huge cuts to federal support for science (including a 22% cut to the NIH and elimination of NASA's Carbon Monitoring System) and cripple the research to monitor and fight climate change. Look up your legislators, both state and federal, and tell them to oppose these drastic funding cuts now.



March for Science Working Groups

At our first organizing meeting on May 20, we established three working groups to begin building our movement. The Environment and Health group and the Research and Education group will focus on specific issues that we will engage and act upon. Meanwhile, the Outreach and Organization group will focus on our public face by engaging with the public and partners. Contact us at info@marchforsciencemn.com to get involved.
 


Voice Your Support for Science

Let's tell Minnesota lawmakers to support science. On June 12, we will send this petition to our state legislators, our representatives and senators in Washington, and to the governor and lieutenant governor. Sign it yourself, and ask your friends and family to sign it too!  

 


Upcoming Events

The Sierra Club will be hosting an advance screening of From The Ashes, a film that captures the experiences of Americans from coal country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration.


Stay tuned for future updates and opportunities for action.
Let's make history!







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