UCSGram: Exercise your freedom this 4th of July:
Tell your friends, win a
Spread the word about Science Idol voting--get at least 5 friends to
vote and you will be entered to win a limited edition t-shirt
featuring one of the winning cartoons!
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winner is announced.
The misuse of science has been getting a
lot of media coverage lately. In just the last month, Rolling Stone explored the Bush Administration's attacks on global
warming science and scientists. The New York Times examined political pressure on prescription drug
safety reviewers at the FDA. And the Washington Post reported that Vice President Dick Cheney
himself bears responsibility for distorting scientific analysis on
issues like endangered salmon and smog pollution.
These are real issues with serious consequences. The censorship and
distortion of scientific information compromises the health and safety
of all Americans.
To combat this abuse of science, UCS called on scientists and
activists from all across the country to use their artistic freedom to
speak out against the censorship of science. They answered the call
and the results are fantastic.
These cartoonists have given us great material--Now, it's time for you to choose the winning
The 12 finalist cartoons will be published in our 2008 Scientific
Integrity calendar--and you can get a chance to win one just by voting
today. Once you vote, give your friends the opportunity to win,
too. If you get five friends to
vote, you could win a limited edition
t-shirt featuring one of the 12 finalist cartoons!
At the end of July, the artist who drew the cartoon that receives the
most votes will win the grand prize--which includes a cash award and a
trip to Washington, DC, to have lunch with Washington Post
editorial cartoonist Tom Toles.
Voting will close on Monday, July 23, 2007, at 11:59 p.m. EST and
we'll announce our grand prize winner later that week. You can only vote once, so choose
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UCS Scientific Integrity Program