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Dozens of Scientists Will Run for State, Local Offices

A science-oriented political action committee, 314 Action Fund, endorsed more than 50 candidates for state and local offices.
Scientists and science enthusiasts participate in the March for Science in London on April 22, 2017. Since last year's event, dozens of scientists have filed to run in federal, state and local elections in the United States.
March for Science London Source: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

| As a biology professor at Yale, Valerie Horsley has commanded the attention of students in lecture halls. But on April 22, 2017, she stood in front of a far larger crowd—3,000 people—as one of the organizers of the New Haven March for Science. “It might have been the quietest march I’ve

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