Tues 12/11: No compromise. No deals. No fear. No wall.

“This would be the only wall on earth that would split a continent.” 

Jennifer Miller, co-author and senior scientist at Defenders of Wildlife

Remind your legislators that this is a non-negotiable issue.

  • For those legislators who don’t care about the the lives of people or the environment, remind them that they can be replaced. (See “last election”) Call them.
  • For those legislators who do, remind them that they speak for us. Give them your backing to do the right thing. Give them your courage to stand up to the opposition and possibly to their friends. Call them.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [____] to stand firm against any legislation that funds an immoral, ineffective and environmentally devastating  border wall.

More script if you need it: Not only is this a waste of money, but it also destroys our national wildlife refuges, as well as the eco-tourism that thrives because of them.

Contact

Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who is my representative/senator?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com 

More Info:

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Additional Resources/Reading:

Effectiveness

  • Why the wall won’t work (Cato)
  • 3 things Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico wouldn’t accomplish (Brookings)

Ecological issues

  • Butterfly sanctuary expected to be plowed over for Trump’s border wall. (cbsnews)
  • Information from the National Butterfly Center
  • The ecological disaster that is Trump’s border wall: a visual guide (Vox)
  • Thousands of scientists object to Trump’s border wall (WaPo)
  • This ‘crown jewel’ of wildlife refuges is one of the world’s top bird destinations. Trump’s wall would end public access (LATimes)
  • A Closer Look: Border Wall Impact on Wildlife (defendersblog)
  • Conservation on International Boundaries: The Impact of Security Barriers on Selected Terrestrial Mammals in Four Protected Areas in Arizona, USA (journals.plos.org)
  • The Environmental Impact of the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall (Newsweek)

Legal Issues

  • The Taking: Inside the federal government’s haphazard, decade-long process of seizing private land for a border fence. (texas tribune)

 

 

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