California state lawmakers will soon vote on a budget proposal that could help protect communities from toxic pesticides and make our food and agricultural systems healthier for future generations — and they need to hear from thousands of supporters like you IMMEDIATELY.
The overuse of toxic pesticides across the state threatens the health of communities and wreaks havoc on our environment, wildlife, and food supply. And exposure to dangerous pesticides has even been linked to increased vulnerability to COVID-19.
This proposal would modernize the fees imposed on pesticide sales, which haven't been updated in nearly two decades, to better reflect the risks and burdens posed by the most dangerous pesticides. It would also invest in critical new health and safety programs.
We must ensure that the state uses these new funds for programs that help safeguard farmworkers, agricultural communities, and ecosystems from toxic chemicals, while helping farmers transition to more sustainable practices.
Tell CA state lawmakers to help protect communities and farmworkers, our air and waterways, and wildlife from dangerous pesticides.
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CA State Assembly
CA State Senate
CA must invest in sustainable agriculture!
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