Breaking news: A massive pesticide company has just asked the U.S. government to increase the legal limit for its bee-killing pesticides by 4000%.

That’s right. Four. Thousand. Percent.

Bees are already facing a massive global die-off. This could be a death sentence for millions more bees.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public input on the decision for the next 27 days. So we’re urgently working to organize beekeepers and the public to speak out against this devastating bee-killing proposal — and we need your help.

Bees fill a crucial ecological role as pollinators and are essential for agriculture, and are responsible for every third bite of food we eat. In other words: No bees, no farms. No farms, no food. These pesticides are already banned in Europe. But rather than phase them out for the sake of our bees, pesticide companies are suing the European Union to overturn the ban. Now, they’re petition the US government to massively increase the limits of pesticide residues — residues that are actively harmful to bees, and can stay in the soil for up to a year.

Pesticide companies are already spending millions to get their way — to beat them, we need to show the depth of public opposition to this move.

So here’s the plan: First, we’ll use social media, our member email list, and online ads to alert the public about this dangerous new threat. Then, we’ll organize beekeepers to speak out in the media to put pressure on the EPA to reject the proposal.

But with less than a month to save the bees, we have to act fast. And since we don’t get a dime from corporations, we count on you — our members — to provide the funding we need to win.

Can you chip in CA$1 to stop this urgent threat to bees?

We know we can win this. A massive public campaign helped get these bee-killing pesticides temporarily banned in the EU, and SumOfUs members are crowd-funding a legal intervention to protect the ban, too. This is just one battle in a larger fight — but we have to win in the US, now, if we’re going to win for the bees all around the world.

Thanks for all that you do,

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