314 Action

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314 Action
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Founded2016; 2 years ago (2016)
FounderShaughnessy Naughton
TypePolitical action committee
Websitewww.314action.org

314 Action is a nonprofit political action committee that seeks to elect scientists in the United States.

Mission[edit]

The mission of 314 Action is to connect people with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math to the skills and funding needed for a successful political campaign.[1][2]

Founding[edit]

The organization was founded in 2016 by researcher Shaughnessy Naughton.[3][4] Naughton is a business owner and a chemist who ran for Congress in Pennsylvania.[5]

Name[edit]

The group gets its name from pi (π), a mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kaplan, Sarah (January 18, 2017). "This group wants to fight 'anti-science' rhetoric by getting scientists to run for office". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ Livni, Ephrat (December 15, 2017). "Scientists in the US are running for office to combat the science-denial descending on DC". QZ.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Yong, Ed (January 25, 2017). "Thanks to Trump, Scientists Are Planning to Run for Office". The Atlantic. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "'It’s important to have scientific voices heard at all levels of government'". Los Angeles Times. December 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Martin, Michel (February 26, 2017). "Fearing Climate Change Policy Under Trump, STEM Group Works To Get Scientists Elected". All Things Considered. National Public Radio.

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