Your candidates on science

If you're interested in how your elected representatives feel about science, Scientists and Engineers for America have just launched a new wiki-type site that tracks how politicians have behaved. The network already includes more than 500 Web sites, and at least one for every senator, congressman, and Presidential candidate. "Not sure what your congressman has said or done about global warming? Look it up on their SHARP page. If it's not there, then you can help by adding it," a

By | January 17, 2008

If you're interested in how your elected representatives feel about science, Scientists and Engineers for America have just launched a new wiki-type site that tracks how politicians have behaved. The network already includes more than 500 Web sites, and at least one for every senator, congressman, and Presidential candidate. "Not sure what your congressman has said or done about global warming? Look it up on their SHARP page. If it's not there, then you can help by adding it," according to a linkurl:statement;http://sefora.org/author/stebbins/ posted yesterday (Jan 16) by Michael Stebbins, on the SEA Board of Advisors. Here's how it works: You linkurl:click on;http://sharp.sefora.org/ a map, select your state or enter a zip code, and up pops your representatives' views on science. (linkurl:Here is;http://sharp.sefora.org/people/house/robert-brady/ one of my representatives, Robert Brady.) Click on "2008 Presidential Candidates" to review their records. To contribute to the content, you must register. You can also see how the US Presidential candidates match up on the linkurl:AAAS;http://election2008.aaas.org/comparisons/ Web site, and a linkurl:Web site;http://www.popularmechanics.com/geekthevote08 from Popular Mechanics.

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January 22, 2008

Physics Today has a 'Where do they stand on science issues' web site at http://blogs.physicstoday.org/politics08
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Heather Jameson

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February 5, 2008

A group of 28 organizations, led by Research!America, has launched Your Candidates-Your Health (www.yourcandidatesyourhealth.org) asking presidential candidates their views on health, research and investment in science. The leading Democrats have responded, but as of yet, the Republicans have not. You can use the site to thank candidates for their responses or to urge them to do so.

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