Tell Your Members of Congress to be Wildlife Champions this Year!
With a new Congress comes a renewed chance to save America’s vulnerable wildlife and stop the destruction of our wild public lands, healthy waterways and a stable climate.
Today, one third of all wildlife species in the United States are at increased risk of extinction. Over 100 bird species, almost half of all freshwater fish species and amphibians, and nearly one in five mammals face ever-rising challenges to their long-term survival.
Species like the bald eagle continue to face the ongoing threats of accidental entrapment or death from human activities, toxic pollution and the continued loss of habitat.
But Congress has the power to change the future for America’s wildlife and put at-risk species on a path to recover and thrive within our lifetimes. How? By prioritizing the following in every decision they make and every vote they take in 2019:
| Recover and save wildlife
Protect clean water
| Safeguard wild public lands
Act on climate
Your Wildlife Champions Message, Delivered In Person
On January 29th, we’re going to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to deliver “Be a Wildlife Champion” cards with bald eagle plushies to the office of every senator and every member of Congress. And we need the strength of as many voices as possible speaking out from every state to send along with the call for wildlife champions in Congress.
We look forward to delivering your messages to Capitol Hill and, as always, thank you for everything you do for wildlife.
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