Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups. Many activities are local events; others are online. All activities are group-oriented, open to the public, and should have a way for participants to get involved in the issue being discussed. Fundraising may be a secondary aspect of an event but not the primary focus. The shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.
Science Rising is a broad-based effort collectively organized by an array of participating organizations and individuals. The Union of Concerned Scientists supports and maintains the Science Rising calendar of events. Science Rising is a non-partisan effort—events and activities cannot endorse or support specific candidates. Read more.