In the lead up to the 2021 Boston City Council and Mayoral election, Boston University STEPUP (Science Policy Student Group) and Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally developed a questionnaire related to science and technology issues for candidates for city council and the mayoral seats. This effort is similar to the Science Debate, which sent out a survey to all candidates for statewide office after the primaries to understand their positions and plans for addressing a wide range of science-related issues, including STEM education, the role of science in their approach to their job, healthcare, immigration, artificial intelligence, and climate change.

On this site, you will find the candidates’ answers to the survey as well as what each candidate has said regarding science policy issues in their campaign so far.

The goal of this effort is to provide voters with information on candidates’ positions on science policy issues important to Bostonians. 

If you have any input on what science and technology issues are important to you, please let us know via this google form

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