Marching for Science at the Old State Capitol
Right here in Springfield, over 700 protesters rallied at the State Capitol with the same message, don't cut funding for science.
Organizers said, they're concerned the Trump Administration will cut funding to environmental and medical research.
One organizer wants people to know the consequences of these cuts could mean the U.S. would no longer be a leader in science.
"I think for a lot of people when they've seen these proposed cuts all of a sudden it's a wakeup call that we need to voice your support for science, we need to let our legislators know that we support this kind of work and that we want to the united states to remain a leader in science," said Patrica Langley, one of the organizers for the March for Science.
Senator Dick Durbin spoke at Saturday's Science March in Springfield, he said he wants his fellow lawmakers to support science research.
"We're reaching a point where politicians are censoring government publications that refer to climate change and global warming that is the political imposition inconstant with science and we have to speak out and say that ourselves," said Senator Dick Durbin.
Organizers said the Science March is the first step of a global movement, to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.