Action Alert

Written on: March 18, 2019

This Action Alert comes from the Union of Concerned Scientists:

Call on Your Members of Congress to Sponsor New Pro-Science Legislation

The White House’s censorship of a report on drinking water contamination.

The Department of Interior’s restrictions on scientists being able to talk with the media, share research, or even say the words “climate change.”

When science is censored or manipulated, government decisions about our health, safety, and environment suffer.

Thankfully, at our 50th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC, recently, Senator Brian Schatz (HI) and Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) introduced a policy solution. The Scientific Integrity Act not only combats the onslaught of the White House’s attacks on federal scientists and their research but proactively protects the independence of science in agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Urge your members of Congress to work to protect public protections with strong scientific integrity laws by cosponsoring the Scientific Integrity Act.

Scientists need to be able to follow their research wherever it leads—without political interference—and share their findings honestly with the public. This legislation makes science-based policy solutions more likely on the full scale of issues that affect our lives, from chemicals in household products to sustainable, affordable food creation.

Urge your legislators to cosponsor the Scientific Integrity Act today.

Danielle Fox
Campaign and Science Network Manager
Center for Science and Democracy
Union of Concerned Scientists

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