Join the MPSA Thunderclap as We Stand for Science

This year marks the 75th MPSA annual conference, and it will bring over five thousand political science scholars to meet in Chicago and discuss their current research and new projects. With members from over one hundred countries, and over one in five from outside the United States, this is truly an international gathering.

Unfortunately, the value of science is under attack in many areas. In the United States, the proposed federal budget has a substantial decrease in the level of public funding for research and science. Together, as members of the science community, political scientists have the power to create greater awareness of the importance of our research.

Help us spread the word about the importance of political science research by donating a Tweet or Facebook post. By giving one-time access now to your social media channels, you agree to join colleagues and friends in sharing a consistent message at 9am Central on Saturday, April 8. Join the Thunderclap!

Additional ways to support colleagues affected by recent Executive Orders on Immigration and Visas while supporting science overall:

  • Open Letter. Sign AAUP’s Open Letter “Trump Budget Undermines Education & Public Good”
  • Register as an Ally. Join the We Stand with Our Students movement.
  • Attend the Silenced Research session to show support to researchers affected by recent Executive Orderson Immigration and Visas.
  • Attend Late-Breaking Sessions at the MPSA Conference. Many of the Late-Breaking Sessions at thisyear’s MPSA conference will examine the current political environment.
  • Attend COSSA’s Science Policy Conference and Advocacy Day (March 29-30, 2017, in Washington,DC) to discuss the value of science research with colleagues, federal agency staff, and congressionalstaff.
  • Participate in theMarch for Science (April 22, 2017, locations across the United States andInternationally) which champions publicly-funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.