USA: Save the bees
To all members of the US Congress:
We call on you to immediately support the Save America's Pollinators Act. Bees are dying off in the millions, and we rely on them for 1/3rd of all our food. If you act urgently with precaution now to protect them from bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides, we could save bees from extinction.
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America’s bees are facing a chemical Armageddon -- just last week, 50,000 died in a single car park in Oregon after being exposed to pesticides, and last winter over 50% of all California’s bees died. Leading scientists blame one group of pesticides called neonicotinoids. The evidence is so compelling that the entire European Union has begun banning them, and the Save America's Pollinators Act could impose a ban on these deadly poisons in the US.
Now it's up to us to get our politicians to save America's bees. Big Agriculture and powerful chemical companies like Bayer are already lobbying hard to stop the bill, but if we show an overwhelming public support for a ban, we can counter their influence. Sign the petition on the right and tell everyone -- when we reach 250,000 signers, we'll take Avaaz's giant inflatable bee to Capitol Hill to tell Congress to save our bees.