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Don't let the spending bill become a polluter's wishlist.
February 13, 2018
Ask your members of Congress to oppose poison pill riders that benefit polluters at the expense of our health.
Call the Capitol switchboard and they will connect you to your senators' and representatives' offices: (202) 224-3121.
What to Say When You Call:
- "My name is [INSERT NAME] and I'm calling from [INSERT NAME OF CITY/TOWN].
- "I'm calling to urge [Senator [NAME]/Representative [NAME] to oppose all riders on spending bills.
- "I'm especially concerned about riders that would harm our health by weakening protections against air pollution and climate change.
- [PLEASE SHARE A BRIEF PERSONAL STORY ABOUT HOW AIR POLLUTION OR CLIMATE CHANGE HAVE AFFECTED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.]
- "Can I count on [Senator [NAME]/Representative [NAME]] to oppose dangerous riders on spending bills?
**To maximize the impact, please make your calls on Tuesday, February 13 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern.
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March 3, 2018
WPSR Annual Dinner and Fundraiser
Join Washington PSR for a reception, a delicious meal, keynote address by David Korten, presentation of the 2018 Paul Beeson and Malcolm Peterson awards, and a live auction.