#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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  • 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!
  • Teri Micco
    signed 2017-10-21 19:07:57 -0700
    What would Love do?
  • 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
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  • Charles Bartoletti
    signed via 2017-10-12 19:23:14 -0700
    Let’s get back to science-based decision makers who want to move us forward instead of backwards
  • Margaret Okuzumi
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    signed 2017-10-11 22:46:15 -0700
    IMPEACH TINHORN GRIFTER TRUMP IMMEDIATELY. Retard-in-Chief & family belong in jail.
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  • Virginia Justiniano
    signed 2017-10-09 21:00:47 -0700
    I Strongly oppose Sam Clovis’s confirmation as the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics.