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Tell Your Representative: Co-sponsor the Saving America's Pollinators Act (HR 2692)

Representatives John Conyers (D-MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have drafted a bill that will suspend use of the worst neonicotinoid pesticides and direct EPA to perform a deeper evaluation of their impacts on pollinators.

This bill is gaining support. It now has 58 co-sponsors! 

Rep Blumenauer, Earl

 [OR-3] - 7/16/2013 

Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z.

 [GU] - 7/25/2013 

Rep Carson, Andre

 [IN-7] - 1/29/2014 

Rep Christensen, Donna M.

 [VI] - 4/2/2014 

Rep Chu, Judy

 [CA-27] - 10/3/2013 

Rep Clarke, Yvette D.

 [NY-9] - 9/12/2013 

Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy

 [MO-1] - 7/17/2013 

Rep Cohen, Steve

 [TN-9] - 3/11/2014 

Rep Connolly, Gerald E.

 [VA-11] - 7/30/2013 

Rep Davis, Susan A.

 [CA-53] - 9/12/2013 

Rep DeFazio, Peter A.

 [OR-4] - 9/17/2013 

Rep DelBene, Suzan K.

 [WA-1] - 9/17/2013 

Rep Doggett, Lloyd

 [TX-35] - 9/17/2013 

Rep Duncan, John J., Jr.

 [TN-2] - 7/25/2013 

Rep Ellison, Keith

 [MN-5] - 8/2/2013 

Rep Esty, Elizabeth H.

 [CT-5] - 7/30/2013 

Rep Fattah, Chaka

 [PA-2] - 3/25/2014 

Rep Hanabusa, Colleen W.

 [HI-1] - 10/30/2013 

Rep Holt, Rush

 [NJ-12] - 1/8/2014 

Rep Honda, Michael M.

 [CA-17] - 12/3/2013 

Rep Horsford, Steven A.

 [NV-4] - 9/12/2013 

Rep Huffman, Jared

 [CA-2] - 9/12/2013 

Rep Israel, Steve

 [NY-3] - 12/11/2013 

Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice

 [TX-30] - 3/25/2014 

Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr.

 [GA-4] - 1/29/2014 

Rep Keating, William R.

 [MA-9] - 9/12/2013 

Rep Kuster, Ann M.

 [NH-2] - 9/26/2013 

Rep Larsen, Rick

 [WA-2] - 7/30/2013 

Rep Lee, Barbara

 [CA-13] - 7/25/2013 

Rep Lofgren, Zoe

 [CA-19] - 9/20/2013 

Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle

 [NM-1] - 11/12/2013 

Rep Lujan, Ben Ray

 [NM-3] - 9/18/2013 

Rep McCollum, Betty

 [MN-4] - 12/5/2013 

Rep McDermott, Jim

 [WA-7] - 9/12/2013 

Rep McGovern, James P.

 [MA-2] - 7/30/2013 

Rep Meeks, Gregory W.

 [NY-5] - 10/22/2013 

Rep Moran, James P.

 [VA-8] - 12/5/2013 

Rep Nadler, Jerrold

 [NY-10] - 7/25/2013 

Rep Negrete McLeod, Gloria

 [CA-35] - 1/8/2014 

Rep Nolan, Richard M.

 [MN-8] - 9/12/2013 

Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes

 [DC] - 2/5/2014 

Rep O'Rourke, Beto

 [TX-16] - 9/26/2013 

Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr.

 [NJ-9] - 4/9/2014 

Rep Petri, Thomas E.

 [WI-6] - 12/5/2013 

Rep Pocan, Mark

 [WI-2] - 10/3/2013 

Rep Polis, Jared

 [CO-2] - 1/15/2014 

Rep Price, David E.

 [NC-4] - 10/10/2013 

Rep Quigley, Mike

 [IL-5] - 7/31/2013 

Rep Rangel, Charles B.

 [NY-13] - 10/3/2013 

Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille

 [CA-40] - 7/24/2013 

Rep Schakowsky, Janice D.

 [IL-9] - 7/30/2013 

Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y.

 [PA-13] - 3/25/2014 

Rep Shea-Porter, Carol

 [NH-1] - 7/24/2013 

Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh

 [NY-25] - 7/30/2013 

Rep Speier, Jackie

 [CA-14] - 7/25/2013 

Rep Tierney, John F.

 [MA-6] - 12/3/2013 

Rep Velazquez, Nydia M.

 [NY-7] - 10/22/2013



Background

Based on growing evidence linking neonicotinoid pesticides to dramatic declines in bee populations, many concerned parties have asked that EPA perform a more stringent review of the chemicals' environmental impacts. Just last year, a coalition of beekeepers, environmental, and conservation groups delivered a substantial petition to EPA calling for the suspension of a particular neonicotinoid called clothianidin. The petition was ultimately denied by EPA.

Now, after record-breaking bee dieoffs in Hillsboro and Wilsonville, Oregon, the urgency of this issue is even more apparent, and lawmakers are responding to the need for better research on neonicotinoids and their effects. 

The Saving America's Pollinators Act would also require the U.S. Department of the Interior to work with EPA to conduct reporting on current U.S. bee populations and changes in bee population level. 

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Tell your Representative: Co-sponsor the Saving America's Pollinators Act! 

Here's what to say:


Hi, my name is _______________, 

I'm a constituent of Representative ____________. I'm calling to ask you to please co-sponsor HR 2692, Representative Blumenauer's Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2013. This bill will help protect bees and other pollinators from neonicotinoid pesticides, and it will spur new scientific review of pesticide impacts that are not yet wholly understood.
 

This bill will also bring the U.S. up to speed in an area where it has sadly fallen behind. As you may know, the European Union placed its own suspension on neonicotinoid pesticides earlier this year in order to protect pollinators from possible harm while scientists study the chemicals more fully. The United States should take similar steps to protect its natural resources, its public health, and its pollinators.

Please co-sponsor HR 2692! 


Oregon

Rep. Kurt Schrader
District Office: (503) 588-9100
DC Office: (202) 225-5711

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
District Office: (503) 469-6010
DC Office: (202) 225-0855
 
Rep. Greg Walden
District Office: (541) 389-4408
DC Office: (202) 225-6730
 
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Call to say thanks for the bill!) 
District Office: (503) 231-2300
DC Office: (202) 225-4811
 
Rep. Peter DeFazio (Call to say thanks for co-sponsoring)
District Office: (541) 465-6732
DC Office: (202) 225-6416
 
Idaho

Rep. Raul R. Labrador
District Office: (208) 888 - 3188
DC Office: (202) 225-6611
 
Rep. Mike Simpson
District Office: (208) 334-1953
DC Office: (202) 225-5531
 
Washington

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California

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Montana

Rep. Steve Daines
District Office: (406) 969 1736
DC Office: (202) 225-3211
 
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