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The Endangered Species Act is under fire!

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Today, we’re seeing the most serious threats ever posed to the Endangered Species Act.

Dozens of legislative proposals have been introduced in this Congress to weaken and even gut the Act, one of the most successful bipartisan pieces of legislation our country has ever adopted.

If we don’t act now, we could lose iconic species and the habitats on which they depend.

Reach out to your legislators now to protect endangered species for the long haul.

One of the world’s strongest and most effective wildlife protection laws, the Endangered Species Act was enacted with overwhelming bipartisan support more than 40 years ago. This law has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of listed species, from the bald eagle to the gray wolf to the blue whale.

Yet some members of Congress are working to undermine this incredibly effective law for the benefit of their corporate backers.

These members have added a record number of anti-wildlife measures to House and Senate appropriations bills that fund the Interior Department and other key agencies. These measures would block Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves, sage grouse, lesser prairie chickens and other imperiled species.

Today the Endangered Species Act is under fire, and species across the country need your help!

Tell your congressional representative and senators to oppose any legislation that hurts imperiled wildlife!

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Please protect the Endangered Species Act

Dear Congressperson,



I write to urge you to oppose all legislation that undermines the Endangered Species Act, including anti-wildlife "riders" in the Fiscal Year 2016 House and Senate Interior Appropriations bills that would block federal protections for gray wolves, sage grouse, lesser prairie chickens and other imperiled species.

The Endangered Species Act is one of our nation's most effective laws. Passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, the Act has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species placed under its protection. This incredibly successful law is also supported by 90 percent of American voters. Yet despite the effectiveness and popularity of the Endangered Species Act, some in Congress are working to undermine the Act with legislation that would block protections for individual species, undermine key portions of the law such as citizen enforcement, establish arbitrary land boundaries where species protections would no longer apply, and more.

This fall, the Endangered Species Act will face continued threats. Among the most serious are the record number of anti-Endangered Species Act "riders" in the Fiscal Year 2016 House and Senate Interior Appropriations bills. These anti-species attacks would block Endangered Species Act protections for numerous species, including the iconic gray wolf.

I urge you to uphold our nation's commitment to protecting our national heritage by opposing all efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. In particular, I ask that you do everything in your power to prevent any anti-Endangered Species Act riders from being included in Fiscal Year 2016 spending legislation.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
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