We are NH Citizens who value science: scientists, educators, journalists, students, neighbors, friends, and family. We come from all races, all religions, all gender identities, all sexual orientations, all abilities, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all political perspectives, and all nationalities. Our diversity is our greatest strength: a wealth of opinions, perspectives, and ideas is critical for the scientific process. What unites us is a love of science, and an insatiable curiosity. We all recognize that science is everywhere and affects everyone.
Our Core Principles
Science serves the common good.
It must be accessible to all, and free from manipulation by special interests.
Cutting-edge science education strengthens our society.
We support science education that teaches us to think critically, ask questions, and evaluate truth based on the weight of evidence. A scientifically literate workforce makes us able to compete worldwide, and enables us to address the challenges of the future.
Open science communication and inclusive public outreach is a necessity.
Our tax dollars support scientific research, and withholding the results of that research limits the public’s ability to learn from the important developments and discoveries.
Evidence-based policy and regulations are in the public’s interest
Science gives us the ability to examine our changing world, enabling us to craft improved policies and regulations that serve society's best interests. Political decision-making that affects the lives of Americans and the world at large should make use of peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus, not partisan propaganda.
Funding for scientific research and its applications supports our democracy
We advocate federal & state funding in support of research, scientific hiring, and agency application of science to management. This funding cannot be limited to environmental and medical fields; scientific support must include diverse disciplines. The return on investment, in terms of quality of life, health, and progress is clear.