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Why tech workers showed up to March for Science

Why tech workers showed up to March for Science

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Washington, DC, April 23, 2017 | comments

Science itself may be nonpartisan, but the March for Science this weekend simply couldn’t be.

Demonstrators, many tech workers among them, turned out in an estimated 600 cities around the world to rally for science and its role in policy-making. The march was organized after the Trump administration proposed and began to implement steep budget cuts to federal science agencies in the U.S., notably the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health.

A mix of politicians, scientists, celebs and tech startup founders spoke at the rallies across the U.S., including Rep. Suzan DelBeneBill Nye the Science Guy, Rheaply Inc. CEO and co-founder Garry Cooper, Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress Rachel Bloom and Baratunde Thurston, comedian, writer and co-founder of Cultivated Wit.

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