Take Action to Protect the Endangered Species Act

Mexican gray wolf pupOver the summer, the Trump administration unveiled its final changes to the rules that implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA) — a series of disastrous regulatory changes best characterized as an “Extinction Plan”. The rule rollbacks represent a fundamental attack on this cornerstone of conservation law, making it harder to protect wildlife from multiple threats, including habitat loss and those posed by climate change.

In an effort to fight this latest step to cripple the nation’s best tool for helping to prevent extinction, members of the House and Senate introduced “Protect America’s Wildlife and Fish in Need of Protection Act of 2019” or the “PAW and FIN Act of 2019” legislation aimed to repeal all three final rule changes to the ESA.

Given that science has concluded that we have entered an unprecedented period of human-caused Sixth Mass extinction, we need to make every effort to help imperiled species heal and flourish.

Ask your Congressional representatives to support the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019 (H.B. 4348 and S. 2491) to protect the world's "gold standard" for conservation and protection of imperiled species.

Use the message below as talking points to guide your comments, but please personalize your message. Nothing is as effective as speaking from the heart.

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Please support the PAW and FIN Conservation Act of 2019 H.B. 4348 and S. 2491 to protect the ESA

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a lifelong supporter of the Endangered Species Act and someone who cares deeply for our nation's wildlife, I am writing to request that you oppose legislation taking aim at the ESA - the world's "gold standard" for conservation and protection of imperiled species.



While Congressional leaders and lobbyists have spoken for major corporations and special interests, my individual voice as a voting American counts just as much. I'm counting on you to protect and preserve one of our nation's most effective environmental laws.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]