Call on Governor Brown to pull methyl iodide before any more goes in the ground


Safe Strawberries nowSummer’s here, and it’s been 6 months since cancer-causing methyl iodide was approved for use in California agriculture. It’s only been in the past few weeks, however, that two farms in Fresno County actually used methyl iodide in their fields.

It’s time to reverse the methyl iodide decision, before any more of this extraordinarily dangerous chemical is used. We’re asking Californians to call the governor’s office this week. Thanks, and let us know how it went!


Instructions: Political insiders tell us that one phone call is worth dozens of emails. Please do both!
1) Call 
California Governor Brown, using the suggested talking points to get you started. When you submit your zip code below, you will Governor Brown's phone number. Make your call, then;
2) Click
through to send the email as well.

Talking points for your call:

I am calling about the pesticide methyl iodide, called “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth” by a California scientist that reviewed the chemical.

Last March, you agreed to reopen the 11th-hour Schwarzenegger approval of the pesticide methyl iodide, but you haven’t yet stopped its use while you reconsider. Meanwhile, 2 farms have used methyl iodide, and soil fumigation season is fast approaching.

California scientists have determined that there is no safe way to use this chemical in agriculture while protecting public health.

I urge you to act now to stop the use of methyl iodide in California, and appoint a strong Director as the new head of the Department of Pesticide Regulation who will allow science to guide the policy decision on this dangerous chemical and other pesticide issues in California.



*NOTE: There was an error in the phone number initially linked to from this page, directing supporters to call the wrong number. That error is with the service we use to connect constituents with their representatives, Democracy in Action, or Salsa.This mistake has now been corrected. We apologize sincerely to our supporters and to the young man who recieved so many phone calls this morning.