I agree with Donivan. In these days of attacks on and disbelief in science, ACS should make its voice heard as a supporter of science.
ACS had better OFFICIALLY endorse the March for Science or I will terminate my 45 year membership. The time for studying is over. Anyone who hasn't been living under a rock knows what the issues are.
I've been checking to see whether ACS has taken a position of support, like have AAAS and Union of Concerned Scientists. I haven't seen any official position, but a few weeks ago two clarifying points were made:
1) ACS members, as independent individuals, are obviously free to participate, representing themselves or other organizations
2) Until ACS takes an official position in support of the March, official arms of the ACS, such as Local Sections and Divisions, should not use the ACS' name to provide support for the effort.
As far as I can tell, a group of ACS members would be free to carpool and march together, but they should not display ACS-branded materials, such as banners and logos, until such practice is approved by National.
I just sent an email to email@example.com asking for clarification. As this is a public email address, all readers are free to do the same.
Thanks. - Josh
ACS has endorse the March for Science, but it has stipulated that its support is nonpartisan and focused on promotion of science without support of any politicial=n or political party.
ACS announces its support for the March for Science