Call Your Senator to Oppose Scott Pruitt for Head of EPA

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt must not be confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt is a close ally of the oil and gas industry, has sued the EPA in order to stop regulations aimed at protecting children from mercury and is a known climate change denier.

Call to action

 

1. Call your Senator

Find your senator and telephone number here: https://www.callmycongress.com/

Script:

My name is    (FIRST AND LAST NAME) a constituent from    (CITY AND STATE)

I am calling to urge the senator to reject Scott Pruitt as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt is a known climate change denier and has a long record of putting corporate interests above the interests of our health and the environment. Pruitt has also received significant funding from the oil and coal industries and should not be put in charge of the EPA. I am asking Senator  (NAME OF SENATOR) to vote against Pruitt’s nomination. Americans deserve an EPA administrator who puts the interests of Americans and the environment first. I will be watching the vote closely.

2. Follow up with an email

You can find email contact forms for your senator here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Script:

This email is a follow-up to my call from (DATE & TIME).

My name is    (FIRST AND LAST NAME) a constituent from    (CITY AND STATE)

I am writing to urge the senator to reject Scott Pruitt as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt is a known climate change denier and has a long record of putting corporate interests above the interests of our health and the environment. Pruitt has also received significant funding from the oil and coal industries and should not be put in charge of the EPA. I am asking Senator  (NAME OF SENATOR) to vote against Pruitt’s nomination. Americans deserve an EPA administrator who puts the interests of Americans and the environment first. I will be watching the vote closely.

Thank you,

(YOUR NAME)

3. Use social Media

Find your Senator’s Twitter handle here: https://www.callmycongress.com/

Scott Pruit is unfit to head the EPA and take a lead in combating #climatechange

(SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE), your constituents deserve better

 

Your constituents don’t want a #climatechange denier as head of EPA

(SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE), your constituents deserve better

 

A #climatechange denier should not head the EPA. We want better, (SENATOR’S TWITTER HANDLE) NO to Scott Pruitt

4. Deliver a letter to your Senator personally at a public event or his/her local or DC office

Print out the email above, sign your name, and address it to your Senator.

You can find DC office addresses here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

You can find your Senator’s local office on their official webpage, which you can find through a Google search. Their website will also have a schedule of public events.

Below is Indivisible Guide’s suggestion for public opportunities and in-office visits:

 

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Learn more about getting involved at: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

5. Sign the petition: Don’t let a climate denier run the EPA.

 

Featured image: Gage Skidmore, Flickr Creative Commons

 

Image courtesy of Indivisible Guide

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