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Hi Friends-
This week's email features information about our upcoming April actions (monthly meeting and The Science March LA), learn more about the upcoming Science March LA, and finally what happened this week in Washington. We hope you find this informative and PLEASE RSVP!

Upcoming Actions

April 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325
April 22, 2017
March for Science LA

7:20 AM Meet at Universal Subway Station
8:15 AM Meet at Starbucks 523 W 6th St
9:00 AM March from Pershing Square Park to City Hall
May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM
PAN Monthly Meeting & Action

9046 Enfield Ave
Northridge, CA 91325

Featured Topic

The Science March LA
Let's celebrate the crucial roles science plays in driving our economic growth, preserving our environment, and protecting the health of our citizens. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for policymakers to champion and fund science that upholds the common good and to advocate for evidence-based policies in the public interest at local, state and national levels. 

This will very likely be the largest assembly of scientists and science advocates in history. As we join over 300 other sister marches across the county, we aim to utilize the momentum of this march to strengthen evidence-based policy decisions.

Facts matter
Government that ignores science endangers the world. Legislative decisions must be informed by both constituent needs and evidence-based fact. Policy should reflect our best understanding of scientific issues, adhering to scientific consensus.

Science costs
Velcro, penicillin, CRISPR… When fundamental research is invested in, discovery and innovation follow. A robust commitment to public science funding is critically important.

Right to know
Scientific research findings must remain transparent; communicated without omission or alteration. The primary employers of scientists (the tax-paying public) should benefit from their investments.

Science is magic
A child’s scientific wonderment must be nurtured and a distinction between fact and opinion fostered early on. A comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education equips the budding generation with the ability to problem solve, evaluate evidence, and separate misinformation from fact.

Join us on Saturday, April 22nd in Downtown Los Angeles as we march and stand for science in politics. Science, not silence.

What Happened This Week

  • Trump’s deputy National Security Advisor has been asked to step down. (Bloomberg)
  • Spanish police arrested a Russian programmer for alleged involvement in “hacking” the US election. (BBC)
  • Trump prepares order to expand offshore oil drilling (Bloomberg)
  • Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as Supreme Court justice. (ABC News)
  • North Korea issued a warning as the US Navy strike group headed toward the Korean Peninsula. (BBC)
  • The White House accused Russia of engaging in a cover-up of the chemical weapons attack in Syria. (NY Times)
  • Sean Spicer claimed Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” Instead he sent Jews to “the Holocaust centers.” (Washington Post)
  • $1.2 million in payments from a pro-Russian political party have been linked to Paul Manafort’s firm in the US. (AP News)
  • Putin meets with Tillerson in Moscow. (NY Times)
  • British spies spotted the link between Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives in late 2015. (The Guardian)
  • The US is ready to launch a preemptive strike if North Korea is about to test a nuclear weapon. (NBC News)
  • North Korea parades new missiles in show of force, worrying analysts. (Washington Post)
The changing political climate of our country has empowered us to start the Political Action Network. PAN is a Southern California grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of human rights. This includes our belief that everyone deserves access to affordable health care and women’s reproductive services and that immigrants, refugees, and “dreamers” deserve our protection and assistance. We will work to protect our Constitutional Rights, Freedom of the Press and Separation of Church and State. These ideas are paramount to preserving freedom, scientific inquiry, environmental protection and education in our country.
PAN is currently meeting once a month in the San Fernando Valley to plan ways to make a difference by targeting local, state and national policies. Through letter writing, visits with local officials and by joining larger political marches, we have both a monthly meeting and a monthly action to ensure our voices are heard in a useful, meaningful, and non-violent way.
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