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Conservation Action Alerts – Birds and Wildlife Need You!

The only way we’ll be successful in our conservation efforts is with your help.

We know that lawmakers care about your views and opinions. As a constituent, you have a unique ability to convey your concerns about issues affecting birds, wildlife and their habitats.

Helping is easy, won’t take much time, and most importantly, will go a very long way in protecting our birds and wildlife!

 

Urge your Representative to Protect Seabirds

Tufted Puffin
Photo by Ajay Varma

Today, there are three hundred million fewer seabirds in the world than there were in 1950, a population decline of seventy percent. Recently, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife drafted a recovery plan for the declining population of the Tufted Puffin in Washington state. One of several reasons for the decline is the lack of prey fish.

A new bill in Congress would help these essential fish populations to rebound and become more stable for the seabirds and other marine wildlife, people, and economies that depend on them. 

Ask your U.S. Representative to support the Forage Fish Conservation Act.  

 

 Show Senator Van De Wege some appreciation for passing SB 5116, the 100% clean electricity standard out of the senate. (March 8, 2019)

This important legislation now moves onto the House of Representatives where lawmakers will have an opportunity to make this bill even stronger. If the bill is amended in the house, it will come back to the senate for one last vote before going to Governor Inslee’s desk to become law.

For now though, send an email thanking Senator Van De Wege for supporting SB 5116.

 

Thank Representative Mike Chapman for voting on these important bills! (March 8, 2019)

Please make a thank you call or leave a voice message to Representative Chapman’s office. He will be voting for all 3 of our major priority climate bills and we really think it would be helpful to thank him for it. It’s always good to thank some of our Representatives who support our priorities. Here are the bills he has pledged to support:

–          SB5116, 100% clean electricity standard
–          HB1110, low carbon fuel standard
–          HB1257, building efficiency

Number: (360) 786-7916         EmailMike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov

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Hi, my name is _______. I live in __(city)____  and am a constituent of Representative Chapman. I want to thank him for supporting 3 major clean energy bills, SB5116, HB1110, and HB1257. Clean electricity, clean fuels, and clean buildings are all vital parts of a transformative energy system that is good for our community and our future! I know that climate change is the number one threat to birds and people, and Representative Chapman’s leadership ensures that the birds we love will continue to be around for future generations to see! Thank you very much.

 

Contact your Legislator for 100% Clean Energy – Audubon Washington (January, 2019)

To protect birds and people we MUST address climate change. That means we need to do at least two things:

1) Shift as much of our transportation system as possible onto the electric grid, AND
2) Eliminate fossil fuels from our electricity generation as soon as possible.

Click Here to Take Action.

 

Pledge to Defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

We, the American people, oppose drilling in our nation’s wildest refuge. We will not give up. Audubon stands united with other conservation organizations and the Gwich’in people in our efforts to prevent drilling in this nursery for millions of migratory birds, polar bears, and the Porcupine Caribou Herd. We are working together with other groups to collect 200,000 pledges—one for every caribou that depends on the Arctic Refuge.

Take The Pledge

 

Endangered Species Act In Trouble

Congress is moving quickly to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife. 

The Endangered Species Act has a proven track record of success in providing a safety net that protects our most vulnerable wildlife. It has prevented 99 percent of the species under its care from going extinct, including America’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. We should allow this critical law to continue to protect wildlife for future generations, not undermine it.

Please ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

 

Support Legislative Action On Climate Change – Audubon WA

Looking forward, we anticipate that conservation action at the state and local level will become increasingly important to help us advance policies that protect birds, the places they need, and the communities that steward them. Our elected officials work on policy based on what they hear from the constituents they serve.

Ask for Action on Climate Change.