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April 14th, 2018

In Support of Science

The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not about scientists or politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?

For more information on details of the march click here: https://www.marchforscience.com/

Vote!

This year is particularly important because of the fall mid-term elections. Voting is a vital tool to advocate for science. If you are not registered to vote, you can do so here.

The Basic Steps to Vote are the Same in Most States

Despite the differences in how states run elections, the basic steps to vote are the same almost everywhere.

  • Every state except North Dakota requires you to register to vote.
  • Every state has absentee voting.
  • Most states assign you a specific polling place, or voting location. A few states have ballot drop sites instead.

No two states run their elections exactly the same, so contacting your state or local election office is the best way to find out about your state’s unique election rules.

Register to Vote

If you need to register to vote, visit Vote.gov Depending on your state’s voter registration rules, the site can help you

  • Register online. This is available for 37 states plus the District of Columbia.
  • Download the National Mail Voter Registration Form. You can fill it out onscreen and print the completed form, or print the blank form and fill it out by hand. Remember to sign the form before mailing it to the location listed for your state.
  • Find guidance for states and territories with different registration procedures.

Metro

Fare Cards/SmarTrip Cards

If you don't have one, be sure to purchase a fare card in advance. The fare card machines will become backed up significantly.

If you already have one, make sure you have enough money; to reload online follow the steps here.

Reserve a seat on a bus

Maryland

Rally Bus March For Science

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