[ASA] Geek the Vote! Take the pledge today #geekthevote

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Thu Aug 2 08:39:30 AEST 2012

The following is a campaign by Science & Technology Australia, of which the ASA is a member.  The date 17 September is the date of Science meets Parliament, which several ASA members  attend every year (usually by invitation - see http://asa.astronomy.org.au/smp.html)


My pledge: I will help get the Geek Manifesto on every federal politician’s desk by 17 September

We want to send 226 copies of the Geek Manifesto to Federal Parliament – that’s one copy for every politician in the House. But time is running out – will you pledge to buy one copy before 17 September when 200 scientists go to Canberra to deliver them during Science meets Parliament?

Deadline to pledge: 17 September 2012

Cost per copy: $35 (incl GST)

Science & Technology Australia (and many of our friends in the science sector) were reading ‘The Geek Manifesto’ and think it is time every MP reads it too. Why? Because even though politicians aren’t obliged to make every decision according to the available scientific evidence and nothing else, they definitely should make sure they take scientific advice on issues when it is relevant –and let’s be honest there are few public policy issues where it’s not.
Click on www.sta.org.au now to take the pledge and ask your friends to do the same.

Twitter:  @scienceAU    #geekthevote
Facebook: Science and Technology Australia


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