Who are we?
The Rocket City Science March organizers are a group of volunteers from the Hutsville metro area who want to protect the funding and publishing of peer reviewed, empirical science without government interference. In a high-concentration STEM city, we see free speech of peer reviewed science as vital to our success as a community and our progress as a country.
How do we fit in with this nation-wide movement?
The national March for Science campaign is a grassroots movement that we believe has an opportunity to bring together a collective voice in support of free speech of scientists and scientific progress. We represent the local Huntsville chapter of that organization. Their website can be found at http://marchforscience.com
Per the national website, the March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The politicization of science, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Press Release – 3/24
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—People in the Huntsville area will be supporting the March for Science with a satellite march.
On Saturday, April 22, scientists and friends of science will take to the streets in Washington, D.C. and in more than 400 other cities around the world in a peaceful and non-partisan show of support for scientific research and evidence-based public policy.
Organizers of the Washington march have recognized the Huntsville event as an official satellite activity. The Huntsville march is scheduled for 1:00PM to 3:00PM and will begin at UAH (Shelbie King Hall) and end at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Get updates about the Huntsville march at http://rocketcitysciencemarch.org, on Facebook at March for Science – Huntsville, and on Twitter at @ScienceMarchHSV.
How can we be contacted?
If the above doesn’t answer your questions, feel free to contact us by messaging our facebook page.