Trenton, N.J. - On Thursday, April 13, at 10 am, scientists, supporters of science, and advocates for evidence-based polices will hold a press conference at the New Jersey State House to announce details for the upcoming New Jersey March for Science, taking place in Trenton on April 22.
Where: New Jersey State House, Room 109
When: 4/13/17, 10:00 am
Who: Organizers and sponsors for the New Jersey March for Science
What: Press conference to announce the New Jersey March for Science, taking place in Trenton on Saturday, April 22.
The New Jersey March for Science, which will begin outside the War Memorial at 10 am and end at the State House Annex, is one of more than 480 satellite marches being held simultaneously as the March for Science in Washington D.C.
Participants in this peaceful and non-partisan march are motivated by many concerns, from climate change to medical research to education to human rights. They are united by a common belief that science can be a powerful tool to improve the nation and the lives of the people living in it. Participants will use their collective voice to advocate for the continued use of scientific evidence in how our government makes decisions; for the education of the next generation of scientists, and for the protection of the rights of free expression and movement enjoyed by all Americans and which have supported the nation's scientific community.
Rev. LL Dubreuil, pastor of the Faith United Church of Christ in Union and member of the NJ March for Science steering committee says “My faith is not threatened by science. My confidence in science is not contradicted by my faith. I march as a person of faith and a person of intellect!”
“Scientific results and the scientific process have never been about politics. Evidence has no association with any political party.” says Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Ph.D and physicist. “Throughout our history, people have resisted scientific discoveries when they do not fit a particular worldview or political perspective. Today, we live in a time where misinformation and an attack on scientific principles is becoming a part of the daily news; however, science has always prevailed, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” “
By many measures, New Jersey is seeing the effects of climate change more rapidly than the rest of the nation,” says Matthew Buckley, professor of physics at Rutgers University and founder of the New Jersey March for Science. “New Jersey is also a state filled with scientists, with engineers, with doctors, and with teachers. This march is a way for us to make clear that, while we face real problems, we also have the expertise to solve them.”
For more information about the New Jersey March for Science, please visit www.njmarchforscience.com.