How Scientists Can Engage in Political Campaigns and Activism

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How Scientists Can Engage in Political Campaigns and Activism

Join us for a free webinar on how scientists from all disciplines can engage in political campaigns and activism in an election year.

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Scientists are increasingly using their voices to engage in politics, especially with the 2020 U.S. general election looming. But can you make a political donation, volunteer for a campaign, or express your support for a candidate on social media without putting your job at risk?

In this webinar, attorneys Lauren Kurtz and Augusta Wilson will discuss how researchers can fully participate in political campaigns and activism. They'll talk about the limits on political expression and involvement likely to be relevant for many scientists during campaign season, particularly the Hatch Act. They'll also share how researchers can engage in Congressional activism and advocacy without violating anti-lobbying laws. There will also be ample time for audience Q&A as well.

We'll use Zoom for this webinar and send you the link 30 minutes before it begins, so please register!