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  • Why not? Scientists can BE policy makers!

    Fern Davies
    • Author: Ellen Paul

      Mark the date on your calendar:
      On Tuesday, March 14th, 314 Action will be holding an online information session for those in the STEM community who are interested in running for public office for the first time. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in attending.

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    is a nonprofit founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Why 314 Action? Pi is everywhere. It’s the most widely known mathematical ratio both inside and out of the scientific community. It is used in virtually everything we
    encounter in
    our daily lives.

    314 Action is concerned that
    STEM education in the
    United States is falling further and further behind the rest of the world, that our political leaders continue to deny scientific facts and that Congress fails to fully fund scientific research so we can solve pressing environmental issues like climate change and social problems like gun violence.


    • Strengthen communication among the STEM community, the public and our elected officials;
    • Educate and advocate for and defend the integrity of science and its use;
    • Provide a voice for the STEM community on social issues;
    • Promote the responsible use of data driven fact based approaches in public policy;
    • Increase public engagement with the STEM Community through media.

    314 Action champions electing more leaders to the U.S. Senate, House, State Executive and Legislative offices who come from STEM backgrounds. We need new leaders who understand that climate change is real and are motivated to find a solution.

    We need elected officials who understand that STEM education is the new path forward, vital for our future and will ensure that our educators have the necessary funding to teach STEM curricula and our students have the resources to learn. That is why 314 Action will advocate for a quality, adequately funded STEM education for every young person in the United States.

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