Dear Restore the Delta friends,
We need you to express your opposition to the federal drought bill, H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, by House Rep. David Valadao, a congressman who represents Big Ag in the Central Valley desert.
Please call your senator ASAP – especially Senator Barbara Boxer. If you already called, please continue to call your Senator until this bill dies. Thank you for your dedication.
H.R. 2898 will harm west coast salmon and fisheries, override key environmental laws like the Endangered Species Act, and will ruin Delta water quality for all Bay-Delta users (farmers, drinking water, native fish, and wildlife refuges).
This House bill is fast tracked for quick passage. Tell your Senator to oppose this bill and tell them that you support protections for the Delta and for species and wildlife.
An easy tool to find your Senator's phone number can be used by going to https://www.opencongress.org/people/zipcodelookup and inserting your 5-digit zip code.
It is important that you call Senator Barbara Boxer. Please be respectful and polite. She is an influential figure in drought negotiations and has shown herself to be an ally to the Delta and species protection — we need to make sure she hears the opposition.
Senator Barbara Boxer (202) 224-3553
Tell your Senator: "The San Francisco-Bay Delta estuary, the nursery for coastal fisheries, the San Francisco Tourist Economy, and the source of life for 4 million Delta residents must be protected from over pumping by H.R. 2898."
Watch this video for more details on what you can say and to understand the background of this issue.
Yours in Service,
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director