1. Register for the Event
In order for the March organizers to accurately report how many people attended the event, it is important to register for the event on their eventbrite page.
2. Get Logistics in Order
There are likely to be thousands at the event, and sometimes in big crowds, cell service can be spotty. Avoid any stressful situations by having a specific plan: choose a specific meeting place and time, an emergency spot on/near Boston Common in case anyone from your party gets lots or separated. Bring water, sunscreen and a small snack. Plan your transportation as parking downtown is stressful even on a normal day.
3. Invite Friends + Family
The bigger the crowd, the stronger the message: SCIENCE MATTERS. Plus, this is a nonpartisan, easily-accessible event, so anyone and everyone should attend.
4. Think About Your Message
This is a peaceful, nonpartisan event, so I suggest avoiding aggressive politics in your signs and t-shirts. Instead, promote a positive message about the importance of science and why it should be funded. If you're making a sign, don't use wooden stakes or metal materials. See the full rules for sign materials here.
5. Take Your Passion to the Next Level
The rally is meant to be a starting point in supporting science - not a one time event. Continue to spread your message to elected officials, friends + family, and on social media. Consider donating to science-based organizations, afterall, many are facing an uncertain financial future given the current state of politics.