Congress and Secretary Zinke’s Department of Interior have begun consideration of a host of legislative and administrative attacks on the Endangered Species Act that could devastate already imperiled plants, fish, and wildlife for decades to come. The stakes could not be more serious.
Our chance to show the Trump Administration & Congress–and the Senate most importantly–that there is overwhelming support for maintaining the Endangered Species Act is this August. The Senate will be on recess and senators will be back in their home states holding events and meeting with constituents.
On August 10th at 3 PM activists of all ages will show up at local offices in force to deliver that message in person during our 2018 Stop Extinction Challenge.
The Endangered Species Act has successfully saved 99 percent of listed plants, fish, and wildlife from the irreversible plight of extinction for more than four decades. The law works to an unparalleled degree and is a global benchmark for the seriousness of national commitment to conservation. It is imperative that its safeguards are maintained as the pressure of human activities and climate changes are taking unprecedented tolls on plants, fish, and wildlife.
The Senate will be the final check on anti-endangered species legislation and every visit to offices count. Even historically “friendly” senators need to hear that their constituents see and support their pro-endangered species votes.
Join the Stop Extinction Challenge this August and commit to visiting your senators’ nearest office at 3 PM (your time) on August 10th. Go here to find that office and say you’ll show up. We’ll be in there every step of the way to help you prepare for this quick visit.
Already joined? Find a how-to-advocate video, talking points, and other materials at endangered.org/getready