Media Contact: Dana Hollern
March for Science Las Vegas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 15, 2018
Las Vegas – The March for Science, a global organization that advocates for evidence-based science policies that serve all communities has scheduled the Las Vegas event for Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Citizen Science Day.
More than one million people, in more than 600 locations across all seven continents joined together on April 22, 2017 for the single largest event in support of science in history. March for Science Las Vegas had an estimated 2,500 attendees. Since the initial March, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. But science will not stay silent on April 14, 2018.
Science supporters in Las Vegas and around the world will once again unite for science for the common good. We will continue to use the momentum of last year’s march to hold our political leaders accountable for passing equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all people and all communities.
The March for Science Las Vegas is focused on accountability – not just of public officials, but for ourselves as being the catalyst for change. With the midterm elections around the corner, our rally will mobilize our diverse, powerful coalition of advocates to make their voice heard at the polls this November.
In the wake of repeals and rollbacks of dozens of policies affecting our health and environment and the disparity of facts in government, standing up for science is more important than ever!
Our goal locally and nationally for the March for Science event is to…
- Raise awareness,
influence change and advocate for science;
- Support an administration that adheres to evidence-based policy;
- Promote scientific research and innovation that directly supports our health, education, environment, advances in technology, economic growth, etc.
- Advocate for STEM education as an essential part of school curriculum.
The March for Science coalition also launched its Vote for Science year-long campaign, aimed at creating a direct civic link between science supporters and their policymakers by encouraging science supporters across the country to hold their representatives accountable for crafting and implementing equitable evidence-based policies every day. March for Science is registering and mobilizing voters to turnout for the 2018 midterm elections and emphasizing the integral connection between science and policy. The organization has strengthened its reach within local communities with the development of its Community Grant Program and Students for Science program. In addition, the National Science Teachers Association has officially partners for the 2018 March for Science and in satellite cities across the United States and worldwide.
On April 14, 2018, March for Science Las Vegas will rally in support of science alongside our national and city marches.
For more information, please visit our website at http://marchforsciencelv.com/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 19, 2018
On April 22, 2017, more than one million people, in more than 600 locations across the world, joined together for the single largest event in history supporting science. The March for Science Las Vegas had an estimated 2,500 attendees. In 2018, we unite again to hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable evidence-based policies that serve all communities and science for the common good. Our local event will be held on March 14, 2018, at 1025 S. 1st St. (Arts District), from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
The March for Science Las Vegas promotes and encourages evidence-based policy making in government. We believe that the scientific method and findings that result from its responsible use are powerful tools for decision-making. As an organization, we base our political positions, advocacy and outreach efforts on best-available evidence. We also recognize that complex problems informed by science do not always have clear, scientifically-indicated solutions. As nonpartisan political advocates, we act with the understanding that science does not belong to any political party and that scientific evidence is an essential part of good policymaking. We also encourage scientists of all political affiliations to run for office. This year there are more scientists running for office in the United States than ever before and Nevada is no exception.
The March for Science Las Vegas is proud to announce the following local Nevada scientists running for office in 2018:
Kathleen Lauckner, Ph.D
Dr. Kathleen Lauckner made her career at UNLV and, during her tenure there, earned her Master’s Degree in Vocational, PostSecondary and Adult Education (1991) and her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership-Workforce Education, (2012); building on her life-long education and work in Environmental Science. Dr. Lauckner’s research projects focused on topics relating to environmental hazard rehabilitation and neighborhood reconstruction. Presently, she serves as an adjunct Professor at both UNLV and NSC in areas of Public Health and Environmental Law and Ecological Science. Her subjects of interest are inter-related with her community initiatives and she strives to promote science education and environmental issue awareness both in and outside the classroom. Dr. Lauckner is currently running for the Nevada State Assembly seat in District 42.
Guy Pinjuv, PhD
Mr. Pinjuv holds a PhD and is an experienced forest carbon scientist who has worked for over 15 years on climate change and sustainable agriculture projects. He has international work experience in remote locations (e.g. Africa, and South America) for clients such as USAID, World Bank, United Nations, Conservation International, and The Nature Conservancy. Guy is also a former economist for the federal government, and also worked with Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room in Washington DC promoting profitable solutions to climate change. Guy’s academic research was related to decision support systems and models that predict the effects of climate change on the terrestrial biosphere. Mr. Pinjuv is currently running for Congress in Nevada District 3.
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 1025 S. 1st Street, Las Vegas (Art Square)
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