Monday, April 17, 2017

Call your members of Congress and demand they fight for clean air and water today

As I’m writing this, Congress is gearing up to decide whether the air we breathe and the water we drink will be protected for future generations.

Last month, Donald Trump proposed a federal budget that includes a staggering 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — slashing programs that protect children from lead exposure and fight air pollution in our cities. [1]

In the next two weeks, Congress decides whether or not that budget passes. We cannot let that happen. Please, call your members of Congress at 1-877-969-2590 and demand they fight for clean air and water today!

Trump’s budget would cut funding for:

*Clean Air Act programs that have reduced emissions of six harmful air pollutants by 70 percent in the last 40 years.

*State and local government initiatives that protect fresh water and allow communities to meet health-based drinking water standards.

*The entire EPA environmental justice office.

*Scientific research on climate change and the health impacts of toxins in our environment.

Where would that money go? Not to taxpayers — to the Department of Defense for “more warships and fighter jets.” [2]

We have to resist this attack on our health and communities! Call 1-877-969-2590 today and ask Congress to protect funding for a clean and healthy environment.

Congress has until April 28 to pass a budget, which means that right now is our best chance to make sure that budget includes protections for the air we breathe and the water we drink. Democrat or Republican, your representatives need to hear from you.

Your action has moved Congress and thwarted Trump’s dangerous agenda before. Your phone calls and Town Hall visits made his deplorable cabinet nominations the most contested in history, ensured his inhumane healthcare bill was dead on arrival, and helped push extremist Steve Bannon off the National Security Council.

Now we need to do it again to protect our health and environment. Call your Congress members at 1-877-969-2590 and be a voice for healthy communities and environmental protection!

Gutting the EPA would be nothing short of life-threatening for millions of Americans. Jana, we need you now more than ever in the fight for clean air and water — I know you won’t let me down.

Yours in resistance,

Rachel Rye Butler
RESIST Project Team, Greenpeace USA

P.S. I got off the line with my representatives this morning, and it felt good to stand up for the healthy environment our communities deserve. Will you join me? Call 1-877-969-2590 today to protect programs that clean our air and water.


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