Why We March – Dan Abrams

Earth Day Network
Earth Day Every Day™
It began on April 22, 1970. Across the country, 20 million Americans gathered from coast-to-coast at a moment of environmental peril. In the nearly five decades since, people from many backgrounds across the world have joined together to raise awareness about protecting our planet.
Today, we face unprecedented challenges – a global climate crisis and a war on science emanating from the highest levels of the federal government. And, now, millions of Americans are stepping up again.
That’s why Earth Day Network is partnering with the March for Science to rally in Washington, D.C. on this year’s Earth Day.  And just like the original Earth Day, there will be teach-ins to promote knowledge and community-building.
With the rise of “alternative facts,” we must rally around reason and show our support for science and scientists. Whether you’re a teacher or a firefighter, an astrophysicist or an astronomer, this is our moment to launch a week of action like we’ve never seen before.
I hope you will stay engaged as we approach the historic March for Science. This is an unparalleled chance to spotlight the value of science and show that we will fight back against the war on science.
Thanks for all you do,
Dan Abrams
Director of Earth Day
Earth Day Network