March For Science 4/22/17: Press Release

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-April 12, 2017- Lehigh Valley 4 All, a progressive political organization representing the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, will be sponsoring the Lehigh Valley March for Science Rally on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2017. The rally runs from 1PM-3PM and will be held at Payrow Plaza in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Drawing together a broad coalition of nonpartisan organizations and corporations, the March for Science is the start of a global movement to shine a light on the vital role science plays in all aspects of modern life. Organizers want the march to highlight the existence of extensive national support for climate change acceptance, evidenced-based legal policy, more research funding, and inclusive and accessible science education for all.  The Lehigh Valley March for Science is a recognized satellite march of the national March for Science being held in Washington D.C., and will join over 500 other locations around the world in solidarity to protest the proposed dismantling of the EPA and other attacks on science currently being proposed by the Trump administration. Co-sponsors of the Lehigh Valley march include: Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Friends of Johnston, the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the Penn State Extension, the Sierra Club, Sigma Xi, and national sponsor The Home Depot.

The Lehigh Valley March for Science is a family friendly event, and parents are encouraged to bring their children to learn about the importance of science in their lives with coloring books, chalk drawing, vegetable planting, bracelet braiding and more.  Noted local musicians Jim Steager and Ryan Barry will be performing, in addition to speeches by prominent Lehigh Valley citizens, including Rich Rosevear, the Director of Conservation and Animal Welfare at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, and Adam Waldron, the Vice President of the Bethlehem City Council.

David Harrington, President of Lehigh Valley 4 All said of  the march: “The March for Science is more than a political statement; it’s a commitment by members of our community to improve the health, education, and future of all that call the Lehigh Valley home. Lehigh Valley For All is hosting this March for Science to bring people together and call attention to important progressive issues. I hope this event inspires you to get involved, whether through us, or one of the many wonderful groups in the Lehigh Valley!”