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Save Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterflies urgently need your help. This iconic, orange-and-black beauty was once common in backyards across the country -- but its population has plummeted by 90 percent in the past 20 years. One of the main causes of its decline is the widespread use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) -- which is wiping out milkweed, the butterfly's only host plant.

That's why we've petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list monarchs as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Act is 99 percent effective at preventing species from going extinct, but a species must first be listed to reap the benefits of the Act's protections.

These incredible creatures need our help to survive. Every year monarchs migrate thousands of miles -- from Mexico to Canada -- in an incredible, multigenerational journey that thrills all who are lucky enough to witness part of it. But without swift action, we may see the end of this migration.

Please sign our petition to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act before it's too late.

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Number Date Name Location
14482 5 hours ago michele rule concord, NH , US
14481 11 hours ago Renee Boteilho California, CA , US
14480 11 hours ago Lois Fay Charlton City, Select a state , US
14479 13 hours ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
14478 14 hours ago michael hughes Paradise Valley, AZ , US
14477 15 hours ago Margaret Tollner Lakewood, CA , US
14476 1 day ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
14475 2 days ago Penelope Prochazka Simi Valley, CA , US
14474 2 days ago Jamie Conrad San Leandro, CA , US
14473 2 days ago paola puente Sucre, BO+01 , BO
14472 2 days ago Pam Shaouy Woodstock, GA , US
14471 2 days ago Jackie Bear Los Angeles, CA , US
14470 3 days ago Tina deKwaadsteniet Los Angeles, CA , US
14469 3 days ago katherien johnson Santa Barbara, CA , US
14468 3 days ago kajsa ingelsson west h0llywod, CA , US
14467 3 days ago Diane Cornwall Cool, CA , US
14466 3 days ago Michelle Carter San Francisco, CA , US
14465 3 days ago Norm Wilmes Yuba City, CA , US
14464 3 days ago Seb Villani Chula Vista, CA , US
14463 3 days ago Lori Danko Hatboro, PA , US
14462 3 days ago Laura Newton Cathedral City, CA , US
14461 4 days ago Doris Telles Mountain Center, CA , US
14460 4 days ago Janet Bindas Walnut Creek, CA , US
14459 4 days ago James Brown Los Angeles, CA , US
14458 4 days ago Marsha Lucero Nipomo, CA , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2017.

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