Call Congress Today to Save the Endangered Species Act
Please take five minutes today to urge Congress to stop the Bush administration from gutting the Endangered Species Act. It may be the most important call you make this year.
This week, Congress has the opportunity to take action against the devastating changes the Bush administration is trying to push through at the 11th hour to cripple our nation's strongest species conservation law. Senator Barbara Boxer is holding a Congressional hearing entitled "The Bush Administration Environmental Record at the Department of Interior and Environmental Protection Agency" on Wednesday, September 24.
Congress needs to hear NOW from thousands of Americans who passionately support the Endangered Species Act. Tell your representatives to go to the hearing and stop the administration from destroying the United States' most successful legal tool for saving species from extinction.
Dial the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for the offices of your members of Congress or click here to find your representatives.
Tips for your phone calls:
1. Let your representatives know who you are, which city you live in, and that you're calling to urge them to oppose the gutting of the Endangered Species Act.
2. Mention that the new regulations would:
• exempt thousands of potentially dangerous federal activities from review;
• eliminate the checks and balances provided by independent oversight.
3. Remind your representatives about Wednesday's environmental hearing and ask them to participate.
4. Thank your representatives for their time.
Please call your members of Congress today and tell them that Americans don't want the Endangered Species Act to be gutted. Then click here to let us know when you've made the call.
P.S. Click here to check out our Web site or paste the link below into your Web browser for more resources on the Endangered Species Act and the changes Bush is pushing for.