California Drought


Ask lawmakers to balance the needs of all affected by the drought

A Senate bill proposed by California Sens. Feinstein and Boxer (and joined by Oregon Sens. Wyden and Merkley) offers a short-term plan to deal with California's drought. The legislation focuses on giving state and federal agencies the flexibility to divert water to affected communities while maintaining current environmental protections.

While the proposed legislation is a good first step, there is still work to be done to make sure that the new law meets the needs of both Northern and Southern California and helps both farmers and fishermen.

Tell lawmakers and state officials that they must strike a balance and provide assistance to all state water users, including nature, without overriding any existing environmental protections, specifically the Endangered Species Act.

How to use this tool

Select a lawmaker or local official on the left and the tweet you want to send them. When you click "Submit this tweet" you'll be directed to send via Twitter, or to your Twitter account to log in.

1. Select a Target.

2. Select a Tweet.

S2016 needs to be better; protecting #H2O flows saves jobs, helps fishermen & Delta #CAdrought

Senate water bill good start. Needs clarification for fish, wildlife & #H2O protections #CAdrought

S2016 can save fishing jobs if language on fish/wildlife protections is revised #CAdrought

3. Click Submit to send your message.