Just 8 days from now, on Saturday, April 14, we're Rallying for Science at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Be part of a nationwide movement in support of policies based on science, not special interests.
Enjoy family activities, take action and meet organizations that care about science. 1:00 pm
Rally begins! See list of speakers below. 2:15 pm
Gather at Tin Whiskers, near the Capitol. Meet rally organizers and raise a glass.
For every pint sold from 2-4pm, Tin Whiskers will donate $1 to March for Science-Minnesota.
We are committed to an ensuring that the event is family friendly and accessible to all. We will provide disability seating, an ASL interpreter, and a lactation station. All are welcome!
We've lined up an exciting program of speakers:
Representative Betty McCollum, whose priorities include education,
environmental protection,health care access, and international engagement.
Ticiea Fletcher, lead safety advocate and Executive Director of Missions to the Streets
Paul Douglas, nationally respected meteorologist and founder
of the Media Logic Group, a weather service provider.
Andrew Totz, junior at Avalon School and climate activist.
J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director for Fresh Energy and an
expert in climate and energy policy in Minnesota and nationally.
Members of the Southwest High School Robotics team (the Rubies):
Ava Kian, Izzie Mack, and Rachel Springer, competitors at the
FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships.
Karen Diver, Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence at the College of St. Scholastica,
former Special Assistant to Pres. Obama on Native American Affairs, and former
Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Christopher Pennell, associate Director of Education and Community
Engagement at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.
On rally day, we aim to keep the Capitol grounds green and clean! Please use public transportation, bring reusable water bottles, and throw trash in designated containers.
Many rallies and marches have counter-protesters in attendance. We have learned of an event titled “Americans for America – Minnesota” scheduled for the same time and place as the Rally for Science. While interest in the event appears minimal and the Rally for Science is the only event with permission to be on the Capitol grounds, we suggest the following tips. Counter-protesters’ goal is to disrupt an event. Ignore them and don’t take the bait. If they become loud, remain calm, move to a different location, and notify a rally marshal. We anticipate a peaceful and meaningful rally.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed that the agency no longer consider scientific research unless the underlying raw data can be made public. This restricts regulators from using studies that rely on confidential medical records, which have been key to establishing links between mortality and pollution. Contact your federal legislators and demand a return to true and open scientific inquiry at the EPA.