Save Our Seas!

 

 

H.R. 2748, The Save Our Seas Act of 2017, needs our support!

 

GOAL: Get the House to pass H.R. 2748!

ACTION: Call your House Representative at (202) 224-3121 to ask that he/she co-sponsor and support the passage of H.R.2748, the Save Our Seas Act!

SCRIPT: “Hello, my name is ____________ and I am calling from [zip code] to ask that the Representative co-sponsor and support swift passage of H.R. 2748, the Save Our Seas Act of 2017. This bill is timely and critical in the fight against marine pollution. The Senate already unanimously passed this bipartisan act as S.756, now it’s the House’s turn. Thank you!”

REASON: These are needed updates for the Marine Debris Act and for NOAA’s Marine Debris Program! Plastics in the ocean are a serious threat: if we don’t act, there will soon be one pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish! In a rare display of bipartisan unity, the Senate recently passed S.756, their version of the Save Our Seas Act, with unanimous consent. Now the House must pass it so we can fight marine pollution with proactive cleanup efforts and international collaboration toward protecting our oceans.

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If interested & for further reading:

Here is the Senate’s report on why the act is needed:
https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congre…/senate-report/135/1

Here is the text of Senate bill S.756, which has passed the Senate:
https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congr…/senate-bill/756/text

Here is the text of House bill H.R.2748, which needs to pass the House:
https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congr…/house-bill/2748/text