#StopClovisDemand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist

The Department of Agriculture is on the front lines of the climate crisis. Trump has appointed Sam Clovis as its chief scientist. But Clovis is a racist climate denier, not a scientist.

Clovis has an ugly history of racist and anti-science rants. In a 2011 blog post, Clovis called progressives “race traitors.” Just months before, he criticized Hurricane Katrina survivors, attributing their hardships to a “cultural” failure. Like Trump, he believes climate change is "junk science."

We can’t have a bush-league Rush Limbaugh leading the USDA’s science programs.

Add your name to call on all Senators: "Strongly oppose Sam Clovis's confirmation as the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics."

Senators in Opposition:

Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Brian Schatz (D-HI)
Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)*
Tom Udall (D-NM)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)*
Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)*

*Member, Agriculture Committee

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  • Salena
    signed 2017-11-01 00:19:32 -0700
    First of all, Clovis is not qualified but his involvement with Russia even through a second party is treason!
  • Kathryn Albury
    signed via 2017-10-31 21:14:31 -0700
    We need an agricultural specialist in this position who understands the importance of agricultural practices in slowing climate change. Sam Clovis is not the scientist/leader needed here.
  • Vanessa Pesec
    signed 2017-10-31 18:06:13 -0700
  • Richard Onsrud
    signed 2017-10-31 17:58:44 -0700
  • Ruth Hale
    signed 2017-10-31 17:10:08 -0700
    Stop filling the swamp with Russian colluders.
  • John Brakey
    signed via 2017-10-31 17:09:48 -0700
  • George Lathrop
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-31 16:50:49 -0700
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  • George Lathrop
    signed 2017-10-31 16:50:32 -0700
  • Carol Angle
    signed 2017-10-31 16:29:53 -0700
    Appointing a non-scientist climate denier to head the department of agriculture is dooming the country’s agriculture to failure.
  • Kathleen Baka
    signed 2017-10-31 16:15:32 -0700
    Kathleen Baka
  • Joyce Sherman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-31 16:15:08 -0700
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  • Joyce Sherman
    signed 2017-10-31 16:14:38 -0700
    Joyce Sherman
  • Joan B
    signed 2017-10-31 14:34:56 -0700
  • Earl Koteen
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-31 14:32:46 -0700
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  • Earl Koteen
    @EarlWKoteen tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-31 14:32:42 -0700
    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist http://act.climatehawksvote.com/stopclovis?recruiter_id=1122
  • Earl Koteen
    signed 2017-10-31 14:32:01 -0700
    Rev. Earl Koteen
  • Shirley Gunn
    signed 2017-10-31 14:14:58 -0700
  • theda
    signed via 2017-10-31 13:32:52 -0700
    I am a scientist myself. this guy is a joke to fill such a critical needs job.
  • Melody Grigg
    signed 2017-10-31 13:08:32 -0700
    Please do not allow this to happen. We will see the destruction of our climate within this century, within our lifetimes, if we fail to continue to act. We need to move towards renewable energy regardless of our politics to preserve the human race and our one and only planet. We have already destroyed so much of our home. Please, do not condone this blatant corruption. Think of your own future on this planet! We don’t have the time for this, 40 years have already been wasted due to Exxon’s denial and spread of misinformation about climate change. Please, there is no greater threat to the entirety of humanity than climate change and it is imperative that our infrastructure, culture, and lifestyles keep up with the science. Fossil fuels served their purpose to initially advance civilization; however, they were never a sustainable resource in the first place and now that climate change is already upon us, it is time to continue to advance civilization by moving to clean energy sources that aren’t going to devastate our future. All of the science and solutions already exist; now we just have to continue to implement them and lead the world in the right direction. Large companies like ExxonMobil do not like the clean direction that the world is now heading in, but ultimately it benefits them too since continuing to rely on their harmful product will only lead to total ruin. Thus, please, fight for what is just and help make the world a better and safer place to live. Do not give in and allow oil to literally destroy the world for a very brief pay off now. Climate change is not going to go away on its own and the United States needs to be a leader in fixing it! Please, do not allow this man to be an official!
  • Jennifer
    signed 2017-10-31 12:57:14 -0700
  • Bill Sumnicht
    signed 2017-10-31 12:55:28 -0700
  • Frank Gurucharri
    signed 2017-10-31 12:33:00 -0700

  • Sheila Thayer
    signed 2017-10-31 12:28:51 -0700
  • Tony and Jackie Evangelista Evangelista
    signed 2017-10-31 12:27:10 -0700
    We strongly oppose Sam Clovis for the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics.
  • Sheila
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-31 12:20:17 -0700
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  • Sheila
    signed 2017-10-31 12:20:02 -0700
  • Mary C Kennedy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-31 12:13:29 -0700
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  • Mary C Kennedy
    signed 2017-10-31 12:13:15 -0700
    Criminality is a disqualification. So are all his other disqualifies. But this one is impossible for our representatives who took an oath to defend the constitution and the laws of our country. innocent til proven guilty has long been replaced in the realm of public service by the appearance of impropriety; an overt lack

    Of moral compass; and manifest disregard for the law as applying to oneself, when weighing suitability for such service in high position.
  • Michael Olson
    signed 2017-10-31 12:12:16 -0700
    Sam Clovis emailed his subordinate George Papadopoulos telling him to “make the trip” to Moscow for a meeting with Russian officials. Papadopoulos, a senior policy advisor to Trump, this month pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about Trump-Russia collusion.
  • Donna Perry
    signed 2017-10-31 12:03:47 -0700