AIBS has added its name to a growing list of scientists, concerned citizens, and leading scientific organizations calling on the presidential candidates to go on-the-record about key science and technology policy issues in a public debate forum.

Launched in December 2007, the grassroots effort has over 12,000 supporters including prominent scientists and Nobel laureates, university presidents, leaders of scientific professional societies, former directors of federal science agencies, journalists, members of Congress, and most recently the National Academies of Science.

The petition signed by ScienceDebate2008 supporters states, “Given the many urgent scientific and technological challenges facing America and the rest of the world, the increasing need for accurate scientific information in political decision making, and the vital role scientific innovation plays in spurring economic growth and competitiveness, we call for a public debate in which the U.S. presidential candidates share their views on the issues of The Environment, Health and Medicine, and Science and Technology Policy.”

You can add your name to the growing list, submit potential debate questions, and learn more about the movement at


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