#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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  • Maureen
    signed 2017-10-31 11:47:17 -0700
  • Jane Miller
    signed 2017-10-31 11:45:08 -0700
    Jane H Miller
  • Pamela C .Coles Coles
    signed 2017-10-31 11:43:00 -0700
  • Edh Stanley
    signed 2017-10-31 11:41:31 -0700
    Not qualified!
  • Stephen Serra
    signed 2017-10-31 11:34:23 -0700
  • Walter Evans
    signed 2017-10-31 11:25:33 -0700
  • Carole Thoms
    signed 2017-10-31 11:08:01 -0700
    Republicans need to think hard about this confirmation considering Clovis email to George Papadopoulos re meeting with the Russians. A yes vote from Republicans will doom the party further. In the wake of yesterday’s major indictment relating to Trump campaign collusion with Russia, we’ve learned new details that make Sam Clovis even more disqualified for the post.

    Newly unsealed court records show that, as a Trump campaign advisor, 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.

    As if his history of racist blogging and anti-scientific climate change denial wasn’t enough, Sam Clovis is now directly implicated at the very center of the scandal, open to colluding with Russian state contacts to sway the election for the Trump campaign.
  • Dorothy Chauvin
    signed 2017-10-31 11:03:33 -0700
  • Norman Leach
    signed 2017-10-31 10:50:07 -0700
    Rev. Dr, Norman E. Leach
  • Jamesc Cleghorn
    signed 2017-10-31 10:28:59 -0700
  • Linda Fevold
    signed 2017-10-31 10:26:12 -0700
    A non-scientist should not be trying to make science decisions. Also, too much in question with his potential Russian investigation ties.
  • Jessica Friedlander
    signed 2017-10-31 09:57:22 -0700
    Don’t let this pig near anything important.
  • John Bremer
    signed 2017-10-31 09:36:44 -0700
  • Grace Byerly
    signed 2017-10-31 09:25:34 -0700
    To continue to allow those who study to discover new discoveries about the universe, our planet, and or interaction w/ them is to continue hurtling towards disaster for our home!!!
  • Kathleen Hope
    signed 2017-10-31 09:08:52 -0700
  • Virginia Utt
    signed 2017-10-31 04:31:08 -0700
    Virginia Utt
  • Robert English
    signed 2017-10-30 15:35:25 -0700
  • Margaret McCourt
    signed 2017-10-28 19:02:50 -0700
  • Mavis Brown
    signed 2017-10-27 22:16:45 -0700
    Sam Clovis is obviously not qualified to be in any responsible government position, let alone U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture. This position requires someone with a scientific and chemistry background who can understand all the different chemicals the Dept of Ag. has to screen and control, and their effects on the environment and the people and animals who live in it


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  • JoAnn Zarnoch
    signed 2017-10-23 10:15:23 -0700
    We have had enough of Trumps poor picks.. InsteAD OF "DRAINING THE SWAMP(HIS WORDS, HE PICK S tHEM ALL FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BARRELL WITH LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE, LIKE HIM.
  • Pat Laing
    signed 2017-10-22 19:03:57 -0700
  • Susan Osada
    signed 2017-10-22 16:56:24 -0700
  • LynnMeta Williams
    signed 2017-10-22 14:53:38 -0700
    Welcome to the Donald Trump Carnival with ALL the scary clowns!
  • Bruce Ackerman
    signed 2017-10-19 19:35:09 -0700
  • Yvonne Clark
    signed 2017-10-19 13:18:59 -0700
    Holding a Master’s Degree in Sciences (Biology and Chemistry), I am appalled at the Presidential appointment of an incompetent person to a lead a science position.
  • Sean Carpenter
    signed 2017-10-19 07:40:10 -0700
    Sean Carpenter
  • jeannette Cerier
    signed 2017-10-19 04:10:38 -0700
  • Donye Sacco
    signed 2017-10-17 13:14:44 -0700
    donye sacco
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2017-10-16 08:10:59 -0700
    Tiana Brachel
  • Lise Brooke
    signed 2017-10-15 06:10:41 -0700