A non-partisan coalition of national and Illinois science organizations prepared a questionnaire for all Illinois Congressional candidates asking for their views on pressing issues of public concern in areas of science policy, including dealing with the pandemic, climate change, energy, environment and several others.

A number of candidates responded to the questionnaire and their answers can be found here. We strongly encourage constituents to consider candidates’ positions on these important issues, whether stated in response to our questionnaire or elsewhere, when deciding how to vote.

The coalition that organized this effort includes two Chicago-based organizations: the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), and Illinois Science Council; two national science policy organizations: Science Debate,  and the National Science Policy Network (NSPN); and three graduate student organizations affiliated with NSPN from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois.


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