For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2017
Contact: Ted Bordelon
(267) 469-7048

314 Action to Hold Rescheduled Candidate and Activist Training Session at American University on April 20

In-Person Training Session Rescheduled for April 20 Will Offer Training to Candidates and Activists Also Attending the March for Science

(Washington, D.C.) -- 314 Action will hold an in-person training session for STEM professionals wishing to run for office on April 20. This is a rescheduled event from the training session which was scheduled for Pi Day (March 14) but was postponed due to Winter Storm Stella and broadcast on the web. Since January, more than 3,000 scientists and STEM professionals who want to fight back against the GOP-led war on science have signed up for 314 Action’s candidate training program.
The training session’s run of show will be released soon, but confirmed speakers include 314 Action founder Shaughnessy Naughton, Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, and a keynote speaker TBA. Top political consultants from across the country will assist in leading breakout sessions.
In addition to what was originally planned for the postponed March 14 training, the training will also feature a track for activists who wish to receive information about how to effectively lobby their congressmen, bird-dog elected officials and organize local 314 Action chapters. 314 Action expects more than 150 activists who will also be attending the March for Science to join this track. This track will aim to give activists the tools to take the energy of the March for Science and practically apply it to their local communities. Professional organizers with years of experience will lead these sessions.
If you are interested in interviews with session leaders or in attending this event as a member of the media, please contact Ted Bordelon at ted@314action.org or 267-469-7048
314 Action is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists. Despite being a recently formed organization, 314 Action has over 100,000 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 environmental issues like climate change and social problems like gun violence. For more information, visit 314action.org