Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.Rosalind Franklin
This includes policy and politics. From seat belt laws to eradication of polio, science can and should inform public policies and legislation. To help voters prepare for the upcoming general election, the New York Science Debate Coalition has put together a list of questions for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. Part of a nationwide effort coordinated by Science Debate and the National Science Policy Network, we are asking non-partisan questions regarding candidates’ positions on science and technology policy issues, as well as how science informs their decision- and policy-making process for top voter issues like healthcare, climate, and the economy.
The NY coalition consists of:
- March for Science NYC
- 500 Women Scientists NYC
- University of Rochester Science Policy Initiative
- Mount Sinai Science Policy Group
- Science & Education Policy Association at Weill Cornell Medicine, The Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
We have received answers from 12 candidates running in 10 congressional districts. Read their answers here.
Do you know who your candidates are? You can find out who is on your ballot using this lookup tool. If you want to encourage them to answer our questions, you can find their campaigns’ contact information and use our template message.
For questions about this collaborative project, or to get involved, contact us at newyork [dot] science [dot] policy [at] gmail [dot] com.