Why more scientists are running for office

32 minutes

In this week’s show, we’re talking about the growing movement to get more scientists to consider public office. Why do we need more scientists in office in the first place?

Jacquelyn and Andy will talk with Shaughnessy Naughton, a chemist who ran for the House of Representatives in 2016. That experience inspired her to found 314 Action, an organization that helps scientists start campaigns.

Jacquelyn will also talk about how she’s grappled with what it means to stand up for science in an era of alternative facts and outright attacks on America’s scientific infrastructure. For many in the scientific community, this is totally new territory.

Learn more about 314 Action: http://www.314action.org/

Follow Shaughnessy on twitter: @VoteShaughnessy

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