Science policy: Ask your candidates to get on the record!

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

If you think that policy at all levels should be made with the best available science and knowledge, you're in the majority in the U.S. And if you wish your Congressional representatives should have some "basic understanding of science," you're likewise among most of your fellow American citizens. Do you wonder where your candidates for the 2018 midterms stand on science and technology policy issues? Wouldn't it be nice to have a place to compare their views on these important issues?


That place is ScienceDebate.org. March for Science KC has asked Kansas City area candidates for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the Kansas Governorship to answer 10 science policy questions (see image below or the Science Debate website) that are relevant in 2018 and beyond. Their answers will be vetted by the folks at ScienceDebate.org and displayed there, and we plan to share their responses with KC voters.


However, we need your help, because NONE of our local Congressional candidates or up for election on November 6 have responded to our request to submit their answers. We want you to help us get our candidates on the record for these issues.


Simply go to our Vote for Science KC webpage to email or call the campaigns of the U.S. Congress candidates in the KC area. If you don't know your district, this webpage will help you with that too. If you have questions or comments, please send us an email! We're here to connect you with science and evidence-based policy issues. Have you already engaged with candidates on science policy? If so, then we'd love to hear about it. Email us!


These are the 10 questions that ScienceDebate.org has asked all candidates to answer before the 2018 midterms.

Edited 10/22/18 to add information about how the questionnaire answers will be shared at ScienceDebate.org.

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