The most vulnerable wildlife in the United States could soon lose the strongest protection they have. Members of Congress who receive major financial support from the oil and gas industry and other large corporate interests are trying to slash the Endangered Species Act, threatening the very existence of the imperiled wildlife and ecosystems the Act protects. We’ve seen Congress unleash political attacks like this before, and now we’re expecting a Senate bill targeting this important law to be introduced very soon.
Before they can orchestrate their attack on this bedrock environmental law, we need you to tell your senator to stand strong against this blatant assault on vulnerable species and the lands and waters that sustain them.
The Endangered Species Act is one of the strongest, most effective wildlife protection laws in the world. It provides a vital safety net for imperiled wildlife, fish, insects and plants, and has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species under its care. If it weren’t for this law, scientists estimate that at least 227 species would have already vanished from the wild by now.
Earthjustice and supporters like you have been fighting to stop political attacks on the Endangered Species Act for decades. We can’t do it without you—we need your help to defend this important law. Tell your senator to stand strong against any proposal to tamper with the Endangered Species Act.
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Hello. My name is [Full Name] from [City and State] and I urge legislator ____ to oppose efforts by Sen. John Barrasso and others to rewrite the Endangered Species Act.
The Endangered Species Act is our nation’s most effective law for protecting wildlife in danger of extinction, and it has prevented more than 99 percent of listed species from going extinct.
As a member of the U.S. Senate, it is up to you to ensure that future generations have the chance to encounter these incredible species in the wild.