Just as science is needed to ensure that policies are effective, a healthy democracy is needed to ensure that they are fair. When some voices are excluded from the process, it becomes easier to make decisions that serve narrow interests rather than the public good. It’s not enough to advocate for science-based solutions to public health and environmental challenges, we also need to fix our democracy so those solutions become more achievable. This year, registered voters can vote three ways: By absentee ballot, in-person early voting, or in-person voting on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Make your plan to vote today.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is helping ensure that all voices are heard by advocating for democracy reform—voting is at the heart of people power in a functioning democracy. The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their mission: to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, they combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.