#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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  • Shirley McNulty
    signed 2017-10-02 15:12:16 -0700
    I called my senators about my objections to Mr. Clovis.
  • Douglas
    signed 2017-10-02 13:34:50 -0700
    Senators:

    I am not partisan, so I have no influence with my own Senators, who value contributions more than they do the health & safety of their constituents. Sam Clovis is singularly unqualified for the undersecretary of Ag for RE&E for which he has been nominated. I urge all members of the US Senate NOT to confirm Mr. Clovis for that position. Thank you.

    Douglas R Fitzgerald
  • Ann Swink
    signed 2017-10-02 13:03:18 -0700
  • Rashid Patch
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-10-02 10:22:04 -0700
    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist
  • Rashid Patch
    signed 2017-10-02 10:21:50 -0700
    The Dept. of Agriculture needs a competent leader, competent to judge complex and technical matters – NOT someone with a history of racist and anti-science rants. Someone who talks of “race traitors” does not belong in public service at any level, let alone in a cabinet position.
  • Adam Freden
    signed 2017-10-02 09:03:46 -0700
  • ardy V
    signed 2017-10-02 04:31:45 -0700
  • Carolyn Pace
    signed 2017-10-01 23:00:55 -0700
  • Peter Kahigian
    signed 2017-10-01 22:42:36 -0700
    Peter Kahigian
  • Nancy Sieler
    signed 2017-10-01 18:49:10 -0700
  • kathy carver
    signed 2017-10-01 17:52:41 -0700
  • Gretchen Irion
    signed 2017-10-01 15:41:32 -0700
    Gretchen Irion
  • Linda Fausey
    signed 2017-10-01 14:56:20 -0700
  • Sylvia Boris
    signed 2017-10-01 14:34:21 -0700
  • David Kline
    signed 2017-10-01 13:54:52 -0700
    This is another climate-denying appointment by a 1%er trying to increase the stranglehold on the average citizen from every sector before the “pitchforks and torches” come out. They hope to divide us along racial, cultural and class lines.
  • David Kline
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  • Erika DeCarlo
    signed 2017-10-01 13:30:55 -0700
  • Maria Do Ceu Rodrigues lopes
    signed 2017-10-01 13:25:27 -0700
    Strongly oppose Sam Clovis’s confirmation as the U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics
  • Patricia Hinojos
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  • Andrew Welsbacher
    signed 2017-10-01 11:07:02 -0700
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  • Robin Watkins
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  • Sheilagh Daly-Zeras
    signed 2017-10-01 10:02:11 -0700
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  • Eleanore Voutselas Voutselas
    signed 2017-10-01 09:15:43 -0700
  • Nathaniel Schneider
    signed 2017-10-01 08:59:15 -0700
  • Beth Stein
    signed 2017-10-01 07:59:40 -0700
  • Lorenza Boenco
    @yoghi1954 tweeted link to this page. 2017-10-01 01:43:32 -0700
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  • lorenza boenco
    signed 2017-10-01 01:43:17 -0700
  • Tamara Voyles
    signed 2017-10-01 00:55:20 -0700
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  • James Tatum, Jr.
    signed 2017-09-30 22:51:34 -0700