We’re all used to text and email, and often that’s speedy and effective. But sometimes, the sound of a voice makes all the difference.
Now is one of those times.
Your Senator must hear from you that the nomination of Scott Pruitt to run EPA is terrible.
So here’s what to do:
Google your Senators, and get the phone numbers for their IN-STATE OFFICES. You can try their DC offices as well, but honestly, after 30 times getting a busy signal, it is hard not to give up on that. Anyway, the state office is in constant communication with their DC colleagues. They’ll give the information.
I called Senator Gillibrand’s office in N.Y. — 212 688-6262 — and got a young woman on the line who told me she would take down the information and get it to the Senator.
First, I want to thank Senator Gillibrand for her thoughtful, tough questions to Pruitt during his committee hearing. I really appreciated her leadership on behalf of our children’s health. I’m looking to her to keep it up.
I told her my name, and told her I represented 43,000 mothers in New York State, as part of a national organization of a million members. I then went on to say that I was calling about the nomination of Scott Pruitt nomination to EPA. It is dangerous, I explained, because he has spent his career suing EPA to stop the rules that protect our air and water.
His career has been devoted to protecting the oil and gas industry.
That’s it. I asked the young woman her name, and she told me Rachel, but wouldn’t use a last name, probably, and sadly, for security reasons. That’s the world we live in.Make two phone calls today. (Tweet this)
Our children’s health depends on it, and that is not an exaggeration.
Hard to believe, but we live now with a president who is clearly working to protect polluters.