Defend research and data with these March for Science pins

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Science not silence !

Image: Penelope Dullaghan/ pincause

The couple behind the pins that added “I love you” in American Sign Language, built for the Women’s March in January, are back with a brand-new rod heightening fund for science and research.

Ahead of the “March for Science” on April 22 in Washington , D.C. and all over the world, Kate Lind and Nate Stevens of Pincause designed a brand-new pin with illustrator Penelope Dullaghan. This one tells “Science not silence, ” with a rocket ship propelling into space.

“This is a critical time for not just the science community, but for human beings and our planet. Abiding speechless is no longer an option, ” Lind said in an email.

The Michigan couple has teamed up with marching organizers to be government officials rod of the proof.( Wear it on your hat .) They hope to raise $200,000 for the marching and continue supporting the organization beyond the day of action.

As of Friday afternoon, they had sold 15,765 rods for$ 5 a piece. From every auction,$ 2 goes to the March for Science.

Nate Stevens and Kate Lind from Pincause flashing their is supportive of science.

Image: Dane Hillard

Lind added that the rods will support a teach-in and revival too planned for April 22 in D.C. Each pin order comes with a pamphlet that tells, “I believe in discipline not silence, ” too set in outer space.

The upcoming marching is volunteer-run and be available to voice concerns about the Donald Trump administration’s plans and stance on issues such as climate change and alternative exertion . Decisions to cut funding, research and jobs in departments like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy are of serious concern as are changes to federal research websites.

As march organizers have said, “Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack.”

These rods are just one method to fight back.

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