- How is Science Rising responding to the coronavirus pandemic?
- Does Science Rising support or endorse any candidates in the 2020 election?
- How do I get involved?
- What types of activities are part of Science Rising?
- When and where will activities be posted?
- How do I submit an event for listing?
- What happens after I submit an event?
- How do I make a change to my event listing?
- Who is organizing Science Rising?
- How can I join Science Rising as a partner group?
- What Science Rising materials are available?
How is Science Rising responding to the coronavirus pandemic?
To minimize health risks to our communities and help reduce the spread of coronavirus, Science Rising is actively discouraging in-person events and group gatherings for the foreseeable future. We will no longer list or highlight in-person events. We will continue to list and highlight virtual and online events and activities and encourage our partners and friends to consider organizing and submitting such activities.
We will evaluate over the coming months when we will resume listings of in-person events. In the meantime, there are many ways you can still actively participate in our democracy and help support the Science Rising movement online and remotely. To get started, check out our list of actions you can take right now, look for an upcoming event, take the Science Rising Challenge or browse our extensive list of resources.
Does Science Rising support or endorse any candidates in the 2020 election?
NO. Science Rising—like science itself—is non-partisan. Events and activities affiliated with Science Rising do not endorse or support specific candidates for office.
How do I get involved?
Are you staying home and doing your part to slow the spread of coronavirus? Excellent! There are many ways you can participate in Science Rising and our democracy from home.
Take the Science Rising Challenge! It’s a fun and engaging way to participate in our democracy and make a difference in the 2020 election.
Take part in (or organize!) a Science Rising online activity or event. Science Rising partners are hosting a series of virtual events throughout 2020. Find an upcoming event, participate in an online action, or consider organizing a Science Rising activity of your own.
Submit a Science Rising online activity or event. By listing your organization’s event on Science Rising, you are joining the movement and we’ll add you to our partners list. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Science Rising partner organization, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What types of activities are part of Science Rising?
A wide range of online activities, events, and actions fall within the broad goals of Science Rising. All of them work to elevate the role of science in the decision-making processes of our democracy, with a particular focus on the intersection of science, justice, and equity.
Science Rising activities can include online engagement with decision makers; a virtual presentation, training, or event; social media events or livestreams; or other activities. Science Rising activities can also engage candidates across the political spectrum by working to ensure that they hear about—and respond to—the key science-related issues you care about. (Science Rising activities cannot support or endorse any specific candidate or political party.)
You can get a sense of the range of possibilities, along with resources to help you organize an event or activity yourself, on our Resources page. You can also see what some of our partner organizations have done with grants from the Science Rising Challenge Fund.
How do I submit an event or activity for listing?
It’s easy and takes just a few minutes using our event submission form.
What happens after I submit an event?
We review all submitted events within two business days and will contact you with any questions. You will be notified once your event or activity goes live on Science Rising.
How do I make a change to my event listing?
If you have corrections, additions, or updates to your event or activity, please email us at email@example.com and let us know. We’ll update your listing promptly.
Who is organizing Science Rising?
A core group of organizing partners is playing a lead role in coordinating, organizing, and promoting Science Rising. The Union of Concerned Scientists supports and maintains the Science Rising website and events listings.
How can I join Science Rising as a partner group?
We welcome nonpartisan, 501c3 organizations who are committed to upholding the core values of Science Rising and are interested in taking action around issues at the intersection of science and equity leading up to the 2020 election. Groups can join the movement in three ways.
Participating partners include anyone who submits an event, activity, training, or resource to the Science Rising site; they can choose to receive Science Rising materials to include in their event.
Organizing partners actively contribute to the decision making process for the long-term organization and implementation (and ultimately, the success) of Science Rising. This includes sharing updates with partners and attending partner calls. This group is the sounding board and external cheerleaders for Science Rising.
Coalition partners participate in broader discussions around Science Rising and the science advocacy movement but are not actively involved in the decision making processes. These partners often take on a more specific role or focus on specific Science Rising projects, such as social media amplification, blogs, or events.
All participating groups benefit from the increased visibility and connections that come with Science Rising and its growing community of partner groups. To learn more or join today, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of Science Rising materials are available?
To help highlight participation in Science Rising, we currently offer the following visual resources:
A note on printing signs: To produce signs for rallies or other events where people will be holding up the sign, ask your local print shop for 100# (100-pound) cover stock, double-sided. For hanging up at an event, a more standard 20# paper weight, single-sided is generally sufficient.