Bluestem Action Alert
Ask your Congressman to cosponsor HR 2421:
The Clean Water Restoration Act
September 26th is National Clean Water Phone Congress Day!
The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to act this fall on what could be the most important clean water legislation in 35 years: The Clean Water Restoration Act (H.R. 2421).
This bipartisan bill is
needed now to ensure that all of the nation's streams, headwater tributaries,
wetlands and other waters remain protected from pollution
by the federal Clean Water Act. It will reaffirm that the Clean Water Act was
intended to protect all of the waters of the
What can you do? On Wednesday, September 26th, the Clean Water Network, a national coalition of clean water organizations from across the country, is sponsoring a National Clean Water Call-In Day to Members of Congress.
To make the Clean Water Restoration Act a reality:
Please call the
offices of your
If you cannot make the call during that time, make it when you can. Be sure to leave your name and address so they know you are a constituent.
How to Make the Call:
If you need help identifying your U.S. Representative, contact http://www.ilga.gov/ and click on “Legislator Look Up” at the lower right.
Once connected, you can ask to speak to your representative directly. IF you cannot speak to your Representative, or would rather speak with staff, ask to speak to the staff person who handles environmental issues. If that person is unavailable, then ask to speak to another staffer who works on policy or constituent issues. Be sure to leave a message(s) if you cannot reach a staffer in person.
The message is
simple: Here is what you can say -
Please support the Clean Water Restoration Act (H.R. 2421) NOW. The Clean Water
Restoration Act will provide environmental protection for ALL of our nation's
waters. The Act will ensure protection of waterways in all of the communities
If your Representative is not a co-sponsor already please encourage them to become one.
If your Representative is already a co-sponsor, please thank them and ask them to use their influence to bring the bill to the House floor for a vote by, for example, requesting that they speak to their House colleagues about supporting the bill.
To see current cosponsors, go to
Let Us Know How the Calls Go
Thank you very much for participating in national Clean Water Call-In to Congress Lobby Day.
We would appreciate hearing about your telephone conversations with Members of Congress and staffers. You can send any and all reports to firstname.lastname@example.org . The information you send will be used to help pass the bill.