Call Senator Richard Pan at (916) 651-4006 and tell him to pass the Pollinator Protection Act today.
Keep it conversational, but here's a suggested script.
Hello, my name is <your name> and I'm calling in from <your town>. I'm a constituent of Senator Pan and I want to urge the Senator to support Senator Allen's Pollinator Protection Act, SB 602. Neonic pesticides are strongly linked to the deaths of bee colonies, and California consumers deserve to know when products they buy pose a risk to pollinators.
We’re all devastated that Trump is pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accords. But that’s not the only thing happening today -- it’s also the last day to pass California’s Pollinator Protection Act, or the bill won’t be considered until 2018
The bee-protecting bill has almost enough support, but eight state senators are still on the fence - and one of them represents you. You could be the one to tip the scales to make sure this bee bill gets passed.
Neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned in Europe because of the strong link that scientists have found between them and the collapse of honeybee colonies. The Pollinator Protection Act would require plants treated with neonics to carry a label indicating that they could harm bees.
And SumOfUs members like you have been on the forefront of stopping neonics in the US. You contributed to a petition that had over 4 million signatures asking the EPA to ban neonics. You were involved in actions that got huge corporations such as Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s to enact policies to save the bees.
We are turning our attention to California's lawmakers, who until now, have only been hearing from special interest groups in opposition of saving the bees. As Californians that love our bees and want to ensure the long-term security of our food supply, we need to speak out today.
This is a frustrating time for those of us who care about the environment, with our national president ruthlessly setting us back in the fight against climate change. But here in California, we have leaders that understand these values. It's time to call them up and hold them accountable.
Click here to call your state senator and help get this bill to the next stage.