Protect our ecosystems
ACT: Save the environment from a concerted attack
Protections for our climate, environment and wildlife are being undermined. This threatens the quality of life for every person, plant and animal living in the United States.
Find and support environmental organizations. Raising money, sharing information in awareness campaigns and engaging in peaceful civil disobedience are all ways of resisting. Which group and method of resistance is right for you?
- Get your town, school, business and loved ones to divest from the fossil fuel industry. There’s probably already a campaign near you. If not, start your own!
- Use your social media accounts to support the EPA workers resisting this dark new direction.
- Call your Senators to say you support the protection of all animals in all national wildlife refuges. (The House has already passed H.J. Res. 69, undermining the ‘Fair Chase’ rule and exposing animals on public lands to cruel hunting practices.)
- Call your members of Congress to say that you support the EPA and species preservation. Use our call scripts, or visit 5calls.org to get more help calling.
For more conservative reps:
My name is [your name], and I’m one of [representative’s] constituents. [If you’re leaving a message, include your address and ZIP code.] I’m calling to ask that [representative] stand up for conservation and defend the air we breathe and the water we drink. Protecting the EPA and the Endangered Species Act will save jobs, ensure that all Americans live safe, high-quality lives, and help us in our role as stewards of this beautiful land. Will you please share my message with [representative]?
For more progressive reps:
My name is [your name], and I’m one of [representative’s] constituents. [If you’re leaving a message, include your address and ZIP code.] I’m calling to ask that [representative] stand up for our ecosystems. Fighting to strengthen the EPA and saving the Endangered Species Act are the best ways we can create new green jobs, and stop climate change and mass-extinctions. Will you please share my message with [representative]?
Trump and his enablers are trying to undermine critical environmental protections.
Trump has rammed through the DAPL and Keystone XL projects which will compromise our water and air, signed executive orders to hobble EPA regulations and is threatening to do even more. Complicit lawmakers have already decided to roll back protections keeping the coal industry from polluting our water, and in addition to trying to end the EPA, they also want to scrap the Endangered Species Act. Earlier this week, new EPA head (and 14-time EPA suer) Scott Pruitt gave a speech in front of his new staff that earned him the description "condescending and hypocritical" and increased fears about his leadership.
This concerted attack on the environment is dangerous for every American. It undermines the integrity of ecosystems in the United States and leaves the quality of air and water and the safety of living things exposed to the whims of Trump and his cronies.
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