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One out every three bites of food we eat comes from a crop pollinated by bees. Yet over the past decade, honey bees and other pollinator populations have severely declined around the world. There are an overwhelming number of scientific studies

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RosemaryRannes HusbandHeartFailure (650)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 11:32 pm
U.S. residents and/or anyone with a U.S. address and phone number.

One out every three bites of food we eat comes from a crop pollinated by bees. Yet over the past decade, honey bees and other pollinator populations have severely declined around the world.

There are an overwhelming number of scientific studies linking bee declines to the use of pesticides, such as neonicotinoids, and illustrating the far reaching impacts toxic pesticides have on a wide range of environments. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has been anything but tough on harmful pesticides, and their close ties to the chemical industry don’t leave us too hopeful things will improve anytime soon.
Thankfully, Congress can crack down on weak pesticide regulations, and there’s an important bill looking to do just that. Representatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act (H.R. 3040), which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take immediate action to protect bees and other pollinators by suspending the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Tell your Representative to support the Saving America’s Pollinators Act!

Neonicotinoids are a class of highly toxic insecticides designed to damage the central nervous system of insects, causing tremors, paralysis and death at even very low doses. Since the mid-2000s, their use has skyrocketed. There is a wealth of peer-reviewed scientific evidence demonstrating that these chemicals can kill or weaken more than just the targeted pests. Neonicotinoids are up to 10,000 times more toxic to bees than other insecticides and their use can have immediate and long-term effects.

Neonicotinoids also persist in the environment and can accumulate quickly. As a result, we’re now observing the widespread contamination of surface water, groundwater, and soil, endangering countless species that inhabit these ecosystems. Harmful effects from this type of contamination have been identified in aquatic invertebrates, and additional concern exists with respect to long-term impacts on waterfowl, rangeland birds and other wild animals.

We need to take swift action by suspending the use of these chemicals across the U.S. until they are proven safe to pollinators and the environment. The Saving America's Pollinators Act (H.R. 3040) seeks to do precisely that.

Join us in urging your Representative to support the Saving America’s Pollinators Act (H.R. 3040) and secure critical protections for bees and other pollinators!

Mary T (357)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 2:19 am
Thank you Rosemary - signed, noted and shared

Animae C (512)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 2:53 am
Your message has been sent - thanks for taking action!

TY Rosemary

Kalliope M (33)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 5:59 am
so sorry I can't sign - but it's limited... Thanks, dear Rosemary

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 5:59 am
S&N, Thanks

David C (160)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 6:22 am
thanks done

Ben O (172)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 6:56 am
Sorry, couldn't sign this one...

Lone F (67)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 10:23 am
Cannot sign from Canada
Noted with thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (199)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 11:50 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 5:17 pm
Signed thx Rosemary

Danuta W (1248)
Monday August 21, 2017, 4:36 am

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Monday August 21, 2017, 5:44 am

Lisa AWAY Neste (206)
Monday August 21, 2017, 9:49 am
Thanks Rosemary.

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Monday August 21, 2017, 11:31 am

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Monday August 21, 2017, 1:21 pm

Christeen A (448)
Monday August 21, 2017, 2:49 pm

Melania Padilla (128)
Monday August 21, 2017, 3:42 pm
US only, noted

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:01 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Jackie T (31)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:38 pm
signed, thank you Rosemary

aj E (164)
Monday August 21, 2017, 8:40 pm

Colleen L (3)
Monday August 21, 2017, 10:19 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Rosemary

SylvieBusy A (193)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 3:32 am
Noted. I can't sign. For USA only.
Thank you

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 7:03 am

Hartson Doak (39)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 10:06 am

Sandra V (94)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 5:04 pm
firmado | gracias

Kathryn I (2)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 5:10 pm
Signed! Thanks!

j A (282)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 6:28 pm
signed via email, noted; thanks for posting Rosemary

RALEIGH k (372)
Thursday August 24, 2017, 9:14 pm
signed ty

Tanya W (65)
Sunday August 27, 2017, 1:51 am
Noted, tried to sign but it said my address was incorrect 🌼🐝

Ruth G (94)
Monday August 28, 2017, 4:24 pm
noted thanks rosemary

Allen O (205)
Monday August 28, 2017, 9:22 pm
Thanks Rosemary - Signed and noted

Margie FOURIE (152)
Tuesday September 5, 2017, 4:58 am
Sorry Rosemary, cant sign.
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