#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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  • Marge Loberger
    signed 2017-10-05 18:11:19 -0700
  • Daniel Rousseau
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  • mike olson
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  • Carla James
    signed 2017-10-05 16:52:07 -0700
    One Earth is all we have. Let’s skip the debate, and do ALL we can to change this, regardless of the causes! If man is or is not contributing to it, man can, hopefully, fix it, however, the time to act is NOW.
  • Robert
    signed 2017-10-05 16:51:58 -0700
    Oppose!
  • Doro Reeves
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  • Susan Termini
    signed 2017-10-04 10:52:46 -0700
    We need someone who actually believes in science and understands it. It’s horrible enough that Scott Pruitt is in charge in the EPA, which should be renamed the Environmental Destruction Agency.
  • Ash Decker
    signed 2017-10-04 07:41:03 -0700
  • Susan Gerstenkorn
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  • Diane Zimmerer
    signed 2017-10-03 22:22:59 -0700
    Clovis is unfit for this position. Plain and simple!!!
  • Larry Ryan
    signed 2017-10-03 20:11:26 -0700
    Larry Ryan
  • Brunilda Betancourt
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  • Joyce Forney
    signed 2017-10-02 18:59:32 -0700
    Surely there are many better qualified people who can fill the position as US Under Secretary of Agriculture, for Research, Education and Economics; Mr. Clovis is eminently in-qualified!
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