Science & Tech Questions for Georgia's 2020 Candidates
All Georgia candidates recently received a list of ten nonpartisan questions from the nonprofit Science for Georgia, in partnership with Science Debate and the National Science Policy Network. As you're filling out your ballot, check out Science for Georgia's site to see how your candidates for US Senate, US House, Georgia Senate, & Georgia House responded to these important questions:
How do you plan to address health inequities in Georgia that have led to a nearly doubled mortality rate of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color?
COVID-19 has devastated the national economy; what is your plan to get Georgians safely back to work and stimulate the economy?
How do you plan to address the issues of mistrust and animosity between the community and law enforcement? How would you reach out to involve the community, law-enforcement, and evidence-based information to build safer and stronger communities here in Georgia?
Georgia has the highest maternal mortality in the US. What action should be taken to reduce the deaths of pregnant mothers?
Do you believe GA must act to address toxic substances like polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in the drinking water? If so, what should be done?
What policies, if any, should be put in place to protect GA residents living on the coastline from increased flooding and harsher storms?
What, if any, new action should the government take to stimulate research, innovation, diversity, and job creation in science, technology, and engineering in Georgia?
Other than COVID-19, what are your top 3 science priorities for the 2021 legislative session?
How do you propose to protect our farmers whose businesses/livelihoods are at risk due to unpredictable weather?
How would you address urban sprawl and its impact on agriculture, health, quality of life and wildlife?