September 28, 2020
2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
American Geophysical Union (AGU) & Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF)
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Scientists are increasingly looking to use their voices to engage in political matters, especially as the 2020 U.S. election approaches.
In this webinar, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund will help scientists understand how they can fully participate in political campaigns and political activism. We will discuss certain limitations on political expression and involvement likely to be relevant for many scientists during campaign season, particularly the Hatch Act. We will also discuss the ways in which the First Amendment protects the rights of scientists to participate in political activism, for both government employees and those who work in the private sector.
Finally, we will provide tips and best practices for scientists who wish to be active in political campaigns and in their communities, to ensure that they can do so to the fullest extent possible while minimizing the risk of any negative repercussions in their professional lives.