#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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  • lorenza boenco
    signed 2017-10-01 01:43:17 -0700
  • Tamara Voyles
    signed 2017-10-01 00:55:20 -0700
    Tamara Voyles
  • James Tatum, Jr.
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  • Rita Kiley
    signed 2017-09-30 22:16:21 -0700
  • Linda Meisinger
    signed 2017-09-30 19:51:18 -0700
  • David Mielke
    signed 2017-09-30 17:28:21 -0700
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  • Ann Edgar
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  • Marjorie Smith
    signed 2017-09-30 16:16:18 -0700
  • Thor Thompson
    signed 2017-09-30 15:52:47 -0700
    The department of Agriculture requires a leader who has integrity, is intellectually curious, and understands how to: grow crops without diminishing clean water, and without drifting pesticides; raise livestock humanely and without contributing to global warming. He or she will be educated and certified in the sciences.
  • Irene
    signed 2017-09-30 15:43:33 -0700
  • Bev Devoney
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  • Dwayne Rose
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-30 14:55:34 -0700
    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist
  • Dwayne
    signed 2017-09-30 14:54:23 -0700
  • bernice Williams
    signed 2017-09-30 14:15:04 -0700
  • Amy Cordero
    signed 2017-09-30 14:11:35 -0700
    Amy Cordero
  • J David Morris
    signed via 2017-09-30 11:44:18 -0700
  • jean kaky kay
    signed 2017-09-30 11:16:53 -0700
  • Olivia Brooks
    signed 2017-09-30 11:02:52 -0700
    We don’t need anymore climate deniers.
  • Paul
    signed via 2017-09-30 10:18:49 -0700
    Your job is to ensure that Presidential appointees are competent administrators who will see that their departments fulfill the responsibilities with which they have been charged by the laws of the US. It is not to appoint ideologues who will advance their own personal views extra-legally.
  • Linda Gillespie
    signed 2017-09-30 09:33:10 -0700
  • Peggy Beasley
    signed 2017-09-30 08:59:31 -0700
  • Rosemary
    signed 2017-09-30 07:53:26 -0700
  • Tina deKwaadsteniet
    signed 2017-09-30 00:44:17 -0700
  • Nick McNaughton
    signed 2017-09-29 21:13:21 -0700
  • Dr. Albert  Bodt Bodt
    signed via 2017-09-29 19:23:33 -0700
    It should be clear to any Senator evaluatimg Mr. Clovis for the position to which he has been selected, that he is emminently unqualified for this postion. Besides the racism, climate denial, he has no significant scientific experience, in short, he is not to be considered a “scientist”. I am at a loss to explain why he was selected for this position, other than the individual selecting him has no understandin of the scientific method and of what science is. It is mind boggling to have such an incompetent individual as a candidate for the postion of “Chief Scientist”. I urge you to reject this individual for this position.
  • Maria Francisca Vick
    signed 2017-09-29 19:16:28 -0700
  • R Santos Santos
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  • jerri galan
    signed 2017-09-29 18:50:08 -0700
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  • Francis Ahearn
    signed 2017-09-29 18:05:29 -0700
  • Ted Williams
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    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist