314 Action: Bringing Scientists to Public Office
The March for Science was just under a year ago and one of the big things that came out of that march was that more scientifically trained individuals should run for office. If politicians aren’t going to understand science, let’s bring scientists to Washington. 314 Action (yea, you guessed it, it’s named after pi), was founded in 2016 before the election, by Shaugnessy Naughton whose goal is to help bring scientists to public office. We talk about bringing scientists to office, their fight to repeal the Dickey Amendment, which banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting public health research on gun violence, some Southern California scientist candidates, and what it’s looking like for scientists running for office in 2018.