March 30, 2018 Newsletter

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Why Rally?

On April 14, we’re rallying for science and so much more.  We’re rallying for healthy children, clean water, and relevant research. We’re rallying to tell lawmakers that facts matter and that Minnesotans want policies based on evidence not partisanship. Let your voice be heard on Saturday, April 14 at the State Capitol in St. Paul. RSVP on Facebook or on our website.
 

Rally Schedule

Noon: Mingle for Science

Enjoy family friendly activities: Face painting! Coloring! Music! And visit with representatives of your organizations that care about science in the public interest.  Pledge to Vote for Science, take photos of why YOU vote for science, and write postcards to lawmakers to advocate for evidence based policy.

1-2 pm

We are pleased to announce that St Paul Representative Betty McCollum will be joining our speaker lineup, including distinguished meteorologist and author Paul Douglas, Adviser to President Obama Karen Diver, community activist Ticiea Fletcher, Fresh Energy's J. Drake Hamilton, Chris Pennell from the Masonic Cancer Center, and others.
 

2:15 pm:

Join us after the rally at Tin Whiskers, near the capitol. Meet rally organizers, raise a pint, and continue the fight for science. For every pint sold from 2-4pm, Tin Whiskers will donate $1 to March for Science-Minnesota.
 

Accessibility

We are striving to make the Rally for Science accessible to all.  We will have a lactation station, disability seating, and an ASL interpreter.
 

We're Getting Rally Ready

On April 7, 2:00 pm, we’ll gather at Community Grounds in Columbia Heights to make signs for the rally. Don’t miss this fun and important opportunity to speak up for science.
 

Thank you, Rally Sponsors

Special thanks to the following organizations for their sponsorship of the upcoming Rally for Science:

Minnesota Nurses Association, Fresh Energy, Climate Generation, Masonic Cancer Center, MN 350, Education Minnesota, Humanists of Minnesota, Clean Water Action, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, SciMathMN, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, Science Museum of Minnesota, The Inter Faculty Organization, Minnesota Atheists, Minnesota Association of Physicians Assistants, Missions to the Streets, Indivisible MN CD-3


Scientists are People Too

The Everyday Scientist interview series is a great opportunity to meet a scientist who might just be your neighbor. In the latest episode, host Nichole Morris interviews water scientist and political activist Christine Dolph, PhD. Don’t miss this interesting and informative chat.

Your Support Makes a Difference

We need your help at the rally on April 14. If you are willing to set up/ take down equipment, be a rally guide, or provide other assistance, please let us know on the RSVP page of our website.
 

Supporting Gun Safety Research

Thank you to all those who joined us at Tin Whiskers on March 24 following the March for Our Lives. Participants wrote more than 70 postcards to their legislators in support of gun safety research.   Keep up the pressure by signing this open letter to lawmakers.

Continue the Fight for Science

On April 21, join Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light to envision and build the just, equitable and sustainable world we are working for at an Earth Day Celebration.  Help clean the Loring Greenway and learn more about social and environmental justice at a Bangladeshi/Indian buffet before the main event at 2pm: an afternoon of music, movement and spoken word to create a video to inspire action.  Afterwards there will be an Environmental Justice Happy Hour.
 

Show Your Support! 

Your support makes the Rally for Science possible:

 

 






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Satish Desai