#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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  • maria pacheco
    signed 2017-09-29 17:25:20 -0700
  • Dorothy E. Cuadra
    signed 2017-09-29 17:13:57 -0700
    The appointee for this position ought to have basic credentials as a scientist, and in a field related to the job. That ought to be obvious.
  • Rosemary Murray
    signed 2017-09-29 16:16:25 -0700
    Rosemary Murray
  • yoshihisa miyamoto
    signed 2017-09-29 15:19:28 -0700
  • Louella Green
    signed 2017-09-29 13:20:26 -0700
    This position needs a scientist not a science denying industry hack.
  • Karen Peterson
    signed 2017-09-29 12:15:12 -0700
    As a resident of Washington State, I am very glad to see Patty Murray has joined the list!
  • Janet Garcia
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  • Juan Quirarte
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  • Ynana Zovich
    signed 2017-09-29 09:56:06 -0700
    Climate change is happening now!!!!
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  • Terrie Williams
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    #StopClovis: Demand Senators Oppose Trump's Pick for the USDA's Chief Scientist
  • Terrie Williams
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  • james Rechetnick
    signed 2017-09-28 23:24:33 -0700
  • Kelly Greene
    signed 2017-09-28 22:19:44 -0700
    I like other humans rely on USDA, I have a genetic rare disorder, food I’d my medicine anything I injest has to Be safe, vareigate Porphyria, please
  • Cecilia Ball
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  • William Beardsley
    signed 2017-09-28 20:39:21 -0700
    Another trump lackey that should have his walking papers handed to him!!!!!!!
  • Janet Carter
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