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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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15954 1 day ago Theresa Leach
15953 2 days ago Connie Williams
15952 2 days ago Pam Wilbourn
15951 2 days ago Megan Baker
15950 2 days ago Rosina Cespedes
15949 2 days ago Susan Kuntz
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15947 2 days ago Joseph Etheredge
15946 2 days ago Megan Prior
15945 2 days ago Martha Jaquith
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15942 2 days ago Jack Dunham
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15940 3 days ago Anonymous
15939 4 days ago Gretchen lapoint
15938 4 days ago Seb Villani
15937 5 days ago Ginger Hipszky
15936 5 days ago Bonnie Steiger
15935 5 days ago Charmaine Breitengross
15934 5 days ago Andrew Sutphin
15933 5 days ago Barbara Drosman
15932 6 days ago S. A.
15931 7 days ago J. Woodworth
15930 1 week ago Helene Szczépaniak
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2017.

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