HOW YOU CAN HELP #FinBanNow
The bipartisan Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act has a good chance of passing this year, but right now, it needs an extra push to help get it across the finish line in Congress.
Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, can decide whether to allow this bill to move forward out of committee. House leadership, including Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), have the authority to bring this legislation to vote on the House Floor.
Please contact these three members and ask them to support the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act and keep this bill moving forward in Congress.
• Representative Bishop’s office: 202-225-0453, Facebook: RepRobBishop
• Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office: 202-225-4000, Twitter: @GOPLeader, Facebook: RepKevinMcCarthy, Instagram: @repkevinmccarthy
• Representative Steve Scalise’s office: 202-225-3015, Twitter: @SteveScalise, Facebook: @RepSteveScalise, Instagram: @stevescalise
You can also sign a Petition:
Visit Oceana’s webpage and sign their petition urging Congress to pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act.
Tweet Your Support:
Call on leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act by clicking the link below. By clicking this link, you will be re-directed to your Twitter account with the message below automatically added to your Twitter status box--you simply click to tweet! “The global shark fin trade is one of the greatest threats to sharks worldwide. The U.S. must pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act and ban the trade of shark fins. @SpeakerRyan @NancyPelosi @GOPLeader @SteveScalise @WhipHoyer”
If you would like to talk to your State's representatives
Ask them to support:
Senate Bill S. 793
Lead sponsors: Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
House Bill H.R. 1456
Lead sponsors: Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-M.P.)