FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2018
Contact: Ted Bordelon
314 Action Announces STEM Candidate Training in San Francisco Bay Area
(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, 314 Action, the largest organization created to support STEM professionals running for public office, announced a training for prospective candidates to be held July 20-21 at The Tides Foundation.
Since launching its candidate recruitment effort in 2017, 314 Action has heard from more than 7,000 scientists nationwide looking for training, support and endorsements. The program will be particularly focused on training those with backgrounds in technology who have built their careers in Silicon Valley.
WHO: Scientists, technologists, engineers, educators, and other STEM professionals who want to fight the Trump Administration’s attacks on science by running for public office
WHAT: A comprehensive series of training sessions led by political veterans who have won campaigns for school board all the way to the U.S. Senate
WHEN: Friday July 20-Saturday July 21, 2018
WHERE: The Tides Foundation, 1012 Torney Avenue, San Francisco, CA
WHY: In the Trump era, science is under attack like never before. 314 Action has called on members of the STEM community to step up and run for office. Since announcing a candidate training initiative in January 2017, STEM the Divide, more than 7,000 candidates with scientific backgrounds have signed up for training and support on 314action.org
314 Action is the largest and only resource specifically created for scientists and STEM professionals seeking assistance running for office. 314 Action was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Formed in July 2016, 314 Action has over 400,000 active members and donors across the United States. 314 Action is concerned that STEM education in the United States is falling further and further behind the rest of the world, that our political leaders continue to deny scientific facts and that Congress fails to fully fund scientific research so we can solve pressing issues. For more information, visit 314action.org