Did Your Rep Vote for Extinction?
Wednesday was a big day for wildlife. The U.S. House of Representatives voted on a measure introduced by Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) and co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) to strip the 2012 Interior funding bill of the aptly named Extinction Rider. If left intact, that proposal would have devastated wildlife and drastically undermined the Endangered Species Act.
When the votes were counted, 224 Members of Congress voted to protect the Endangered Species Act. 202 voted to put hundreds of species such as Pacific walruses, wolverines and Rio Grande cutthroat trout on the fast-track to extinction. How did your Member of Congress vote? Find out here. Your Representative needs to hear from you. If they voted for wildlife, thank them. Some of them took a hard vote and they need to know that you support them.
If they voted for big money special interests and the most sweeping attempt to gut the Endangered Species Act in recent history, tell them that you'll be following their votes and that you expect more from them.
Congratulations on helping secure a big win for wildlife and thank you for standing with us in our fight to save species.
Endangered Species Coalition