Stand Up for Scientists Rally

Thank you for making the Scientists Rally a success. Please see some images of the event in the slideshow below:

And a special thank you to our speakers:

  • President Margarita Gordus – CAPS
  • Corey Ridings – Ocean Conservancy
  • Dr. Daniel Gluesenkamp – California Institute of Biodiversity
  • Mia Roberts – CAPS Director At-Large
  • Dr. Rachel Fabian – CAPS Member
  • Esther Tracy – CAPS Member and Local Rep
  • Dr. Maureen Lee-Dutra – CAPS Member and Local Rep
  • Dr. Everardo Mendes – CAPS Member
  • Emily McDonald – Rancher
  • Jacqueline Tkac – CAPS District Il Director
  • Justin D. Garcia – CAPS Secretary
  • Quinn Cataldi – Grant Union High School Teacher
  • Jessy Fierro – CAPS Member and Local Rep
  • Dave Jones – Candidate for CA State Senate, District 8

Petition Delivery

The CAPS Member Action Committee hosted a Petition Delivery Event on Friday, May 6, 2022. The event consisted of members present marching to the offices of four agency secretaries (Jared Blumenfeld – CalEPA, Wade Crowfoot – CNRA, Mark Ghaly – CHHS, and Karen Ross – CDFA) and Governor Newsom to deliver larger-than-life petitions, signed by hundreds of CAPS members and the public, in support of equitable pay for State Scientists. The Committee thanks all those who attended and hopes even more will attend additional events in the future in support of our Bargaining Team’s efforts.