The election is over. We know the outcome. And now, more than ever we have to pull together to protect the wildlife we all love.
At Defenders of Wildlife, we will continue to do what we do best. We will double down and honor our mission of conserving wildlife and wild places. Your support – and your engagement – is now more important than ever. It is essential that we work together to be the voice for the animals that cannot speak for themselves. Today, we renew our passion and intensity to speak out for nature.
Wildlife is depending on us – and we will not let them down. Our children and grandchildren are depending on us to ensure a healthy planet for their future – and we will not let them down.
This election day did bring some good news for wildlife. In California, voters decided to uphold the state’s ban on plastic bags, and continue to protect the incredible diversity of wildlife in California from this threat. Oregon also saw reason to celebrate, with voters passing Measure 100, effectively banning the sale of parts and products from 12 imperiled wildlife species.
Now is not the time to lose hope. 90% of American voters support the Endangered Species Act. 74% say that the federal government should be doing a substantial amount to combat climate change. And 72% say that national public lands, like forests and monuments, help their state economies. Now is not the time to forget these staggering numbers. Now is the time to stand up and renew our commitment to wildlife and wild places.
We can do this. And we will do this together.