#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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  • Catherine Bell
    signed 2017-09-28 15:44:14 -0700
  • Karen Katrinak
    signed 2017-09-28 15:25:42 -0700
  • forrest denlinden
    signed 2017-09-28 14:31:45 -0700
    It is not sound judgments to put a non-scientist in charge of science. Would be like putting a truck driver in charge of comercial airline polices. Block Clovis.
  • Jose Hernandez
    signed 2017-09-28 13:50:54 -0700
  • Paul Marini
    signed 2017-09-28 13:44:25 -0700
  • Kate McDermott
    signed via 2017-09-28 13:15:10 -0700
    Another vicious incompetent is tRUMPy’s choice again?!!! Do all you can to stop this appointment, please.
  • Ruth Gottlieb
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  • Rich Yurman
    signed 2017-09-28 11:04:07 -0700
    scientists need to be on climate panels, not religious nuts who think there is no such thing as man-made climate change
  • Gerald Smith
    signed 2017-09-28 10:55:03 -0700
  • Maureen Murphy
    signed 2017-09-28 10:50:47 -0700
    PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING -

    OPPOSE Trump’s pick, Sam Clovis, for the USDA’s chief scientist. He is NOT the person for this position. Clovis is anti-science, and racist.
    Thank you.
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