As scientists struggle to respond to the intensified attacks on facts and knowledge, one would not expect scientists to agree on the approaches to resist or reverse these attacks. As mentioned in the last blog, some have argued that marches could be ineffective and that they contribute to a poor view of scientists as being too political and not impartial seekers of truth. Nevertheless, the April 22 March on DC is quickly gaining popularity among scientists, and it makes sense to use all tools in the toolbox, including contacting representatives, donating to resistance groups and charities, boycotting companies that support Trump and other anti-science regimes, running for office, attending town hall meetings, going to marches and protests, continuing outreach and education, and continuing to do good science.
It is also important to have a message, and here is a great example of a scientist providing a clear, strong message:
Also, here is some wise resistance advice from Bernice King, described by this article in the Washington Post:
Finally, don’t forget to write to and call your representatives. There are plenty of options for talking points, including several in the last blog post and others that will populate in the first comment on this blog.