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DC march celebrates spirit of Earth Day

On April 22 across the country and across the globe people who believe in evidenced-based research, accurate facts and the health of our communities will be “Marching for Science.”

Recent news stating the Trump administration was instructing government researchers not to communicate with the public, has galvanized those who care about the environment and scientific research.

The march in Washington, D.C., will culminate in a rally with speakers and scientific demonstrations where scientists can share their research with the public.

More than 40,000 people have signed up online to volunteer with the project and thousands more will attend the event.

Activists from our area will be making the trip to Washington, and those who want a more local opportunity will travel to State College, where a march is also being held.

Many advances have occurred since the first Earth Day was held in 1970, but for every forward movement, there have been setbacks.

We must continue this work so that awareness leads to action.

Science, march organizers state, “Protects the health of our communities, the safety of our families, the education of our children, the foundation of our economy and jobs, and the future we all want to live in and preserve for coming generations. We speak up now because all of these values are currently at risk. When science is threatened, so is the society that scientists uphold and protect.”

Kathrine Muller

Altoona

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