314 Action is a nonprofit 501(c)4 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.
Like Pi, science is all around us. Too often, legislators choose to ignore science in favor of convenient beliefs or intuition. We are committed to electing more leaders who will use their training as STEM professionals to influence policy-making. Evidence-based reasoning should be the foundation of legislation related to issues like climate change, and gun violence.
314 Action is also devoted to aggressively advocating for a pro-science agenda in Washington, D.C. and in local and state legislatures. We will leverage our network of pro-science advocates to organize and effect change in areas where science is being maligned or disputed. As a unified STEM and pro-science community, we can combat the all-too-common attacks on basic scientific understanding.
314 Action’s goals are To:
Elect more leaders to the U.S. Senate, House, State Executive and Legislative offices who come from STEM backgrounds
Strengthen communication among the STEM community, the public and our elected officials
Make science more accessible to the public
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