314 Action is a nonprofit that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Why 314 Action? Pi is everywhere. It’s the most widely known mathematical ratio both inside and out of the scientific community. It is used in virtually everything we encounter in our daily lives.
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 environmental issues like climate change and social problems like gun violence.
314 Action’s goals are:
- Strengthen communication among the STEM community, the public and our elected officials;
- Educate and advocate for and defend the integrity of science and its use;
- Provide a voice for the STEM community on social issues;
- Promote the responsible use of data driven fact based approaches in public policy;
- Increase public engagement with the STEM Community through media.
314 Action champions electing more leaders to the U.S. Senate, House, State Executive and Legislative offices who come from STEM backgrounds. We need new leaders who understand that climate change is real and are motivated to find a solution.
We need elected officials who understand that STEM education is the new path forward, vital for our future and will ensure that our educators have the necessary funding to teach STEM curricula and our students have the resources to learn. That is why 314 Action will advocate for a quality, adequately funded STEM education for every young person in the United States.
With approximately 30,000 men, women and children dying each year at the barrel of a gun it’s time to end the gag order on gun research. We need politicians who will have the courage to stand up to the NRA and give the CDC the authority to research gun violence deaths so that we can solve this public health crisis.
314 Action is a 501(c)(4) organization who intends to leverage the goals and values of the greater science, technology, engineering and mathematics community to aggressively advocate combating the all-too-common attacks on basic scientific understandings, research funding, and climate change.