The March for Science is an event/protest/rally being held on April 22, 2017. The main march will occur in Washington D.C., but there will be marches all over the world and across the United States. There is an SE chat room dedicated to the march. As many of our community members are scientists and/or support science, I was wondering if we wanted a community event countdown to be shown on the main page. As the event is somewhat political in nature, I wanted to check with the community before creating an event. The countdown timer is not overbearing and is just a small item on the side bar.
A response to potential objections:
This march is something relevant only to the United States.
Nope. While the main march is occurring in D.C., there will be marches all around the world (see here).
This is an overally political thing to promote.
While it is political, many scientific organizations are endorsing it, such as the AAAS (which publishes Science magazine), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and the American Statistical Association (ASA) - you can read more about which organizations are endorsing it here.
A community ad will be a much better way to promote this issue.
Well, for starters, I did create a community ad (as did someone else; my version was downvoted to oblivion, theirs is at -2). However, I think this event is important enough that it's worth advertising beyond just a community ad. Also, I might point out again that the countdown timer is just a small item on the side bar, so it won't interfere with normal use.
Note: some of this (the introduction) was pulled from an equivalent post over on Academia.SE.