Rally at the White House: Four million Americans demand saving bees from toxic pesticides

Submitted by greenamerica on March 3, 2015


The fight to save bees is at a critical moment, and we need you to join us on Wednesday, March 4th at 11:00am in front of the White House to demand Obama take action to save bees from toxic pesticides before it’s too late.

We are delivering 4 million petition signatures to President Obama from people across the country to protect bees from bee-killing pesticides. We’ll also have a rendition of “Ballet for the Bees”, speakers and signs. Come as you are or donned in your favorite bee costume.

What: A rally to demand President Obama save bees from toxic pesticides

When: Wednesday, March 4th at 11:00am

Where: Outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, in front of Lafayette Square

Who: Moms, babies, beekeepers, farmers, business leaders and bee lovers from Friends of the Earth, Central Maryland Beekeepers Association, Green America/GMO Inside/Green America Business Network, American Sustainable Business Council, Pesticide Action Network, Organic Consumers Association, Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Biological Diversity, Environment America, Green America, Earth Justice and Food and Water Watch.

Speakers include: Roger Williams, President of Central Maryland Beekeepers Association; Fran Teplitz, Executive Co-Director, Green America Business Network; Bryan McGannon, Policy Director of American Sustainable Business Council; and Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides.

Can you make the rally? RSVP here.

The administration is being lobbied hard by Bayer, Syngenta and other big chemical companies to not take action on pesticides, but we have the opportunity to stand together, fight back and show the administration there is a strong and powerful movement in this country that wants him to save the bees and our food system.

Thanks for all of your work to save the bees. Your presence on the 4th could help us win this.


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