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March for Science 2.0 seeks movement status

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Science advocates are planning to turn out again this Saturday in D.C. and other cities around the U.S. and the world for the second March for Science. Axios spoke with the organization's interim executive director Caroline Weinberg about what to expect this year and how they're trying to turn the march into a movement.

  • There will be fewer events — about 230 this weekend vs. more than 600 in 2017.
  • Voter registration and advocacy will be the focus, Weinberg says.
  • It's been a bumpy year — the organization has been criticized for not being transparent about its inner financial workings or inclusive of diverse voices. She thinks those issues have been addressed — for example, they just started making their board meeting notes public — but "as an organization and a movement, [you have] to be constantly holding yourself accountable for that."