Get Involved: Help Ban the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Our Purpose is to protect and restore the environment. Chlorpyrifos is deadly to pollinators and it is also a toxic nerve agent found to damage children’s brains.

Want a fast easy way to get involved? 

Call your Senator

Ask your Senator to support SB0300 (HB0229). You can find your senators here. Those listed below need a little extra convincing.

Waldorf:

  • Senator Ellis represents District 28 and MOM’s Waldorf store.
  • Office phone: 410-841-3616 or 301-858-3616
  • Email: Arthur.ellis@senate.state.md.us

Hampden:

  • Senator Boyce represents District 43 and MOM’s Hampden store.
  • Office phone: 410-841-3476 or 301-858-3476
  • Email: regina.boyce@house.state.md.us

Jessup:

  • Senator Hester represents District 9 and MOM’S Jessup store.
  • Office phone: 410-841-3671 or 301-858-3671
  • Email: katiefry.hester@senate.state.md.us

Talking Points

  • Who you are, that you live in their districts, that you vote, etc.
  • You are very concerned about the environmental impact of the pesticide chlorpyrifos and urge them to support the 2020 Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Ban Bill.
  • Chlorpyrifos is deadly to honeybees and pollinators – EPA ranks it as the second most toxic pesticides for bees and the third most prevalent pesticide found in hives. Maryland continues to have unsustainable bee hive losses—50% losses or higher last year.
  • Farmers need pollinators for their crops—too few pollinators mean reduced yields.
  • The Chesapeake Bay Program found chlorpyrifos ranks among Top 5 toxins of concern.
  • Pesticide drift continues at toxic levels 300 feet from treated field’s edge, putting farm workers and nearby communities at risk.
  • Chlorpyrifos is found at elevated levels in the air at schools, homes and communities in agricultural areas.

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