Vote YES on Orca Protection Bills

Last week, in sweeping votes from both chambers, the Washington State Legislature took major steps to address the emergency facing southern resident orcas and the systemic problems of salmon and Puget Sound recovery. Four bills that will protect orcas passed out of the House or Senate, and most with bipartisan support!

Together, these bills will increase food for orcas, give orcas room to eat, reduce the risk of oil spills, and prevent toxic pollution.

Ask your legislators to keep up the momentum and stand up for orca recovery in upcoming votes!


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Hello, my name is _____ and I live in ______. 

I am calling to urge you to recognize the value of fully funding environmental programs. Environmental programs are a mere 1.9% of the state operating budget but these programs provide benefits to communities across the state through clean air, clean water, and thriving communities that make Washington a great place to live, work, and play.   

Specifically, I hope you will adopt a final budget that maintains funding for existing environmental programs and provide new funding for:

- Oil spill prevention (HB 1611)

- Reducing toxic pollution (HB 2182)

- The Clean Air Rule

- Puget Sound recovery

Thank you for all of your hard work during the 2017 legislative session and for considering my comments. I look forward to hearing from you, I can be reached at __(Phone Number)__.