314 Action

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314 Action
Founded2016; 3 years ago (2016)
FounderShaughnessy Naughton
TypePolitical action committee

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


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]


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]


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


  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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