Urgent Action Needed!
A threat developing now in Congress would put federal programs
on the chopping block -- including the programs that protect our right
to know. And Congress would be virtually powerless to save the programs
we need. We need you to send letters to Congress and take action to save
programs from the "sunset commission" chopping block!
About the Threat
Proposals are being pushed through Congress to create an
unelected, unaccountable "sunset commission" with the power to review
federal programs and recommend which programs live, die, or get
The commission's recommendations would then be forced through
Congress under anti-democratic procedures that would tie the hands of
your elected representatives by limiting debate and giving them no
chance to amend the recommendations.
Some sunset commission proposals would even allow this
unelected commission to do its work without regard to open government
laws and with no public hearings. Your right to know programs could be
weakened or eliminated... and you wouldn't have a right to know about
it until it was already too late!
Whether you care about the Toxic Release Inventory, the IRIS
database, the National Toxicology Program's Report on Carcinogens, USDA
food safety inspections, or worker right to know -- important federal
programs are all at risk from the chopping block. Click
here to learn more.
We Need Your Help!
House leadership has vowed to hold a vote on a sunset
commission proposal after the July 4 recess. Please add
your voice to the campaign to stop this threat in its tracks.
here to send letters to Congress today!
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for the latest updates, talking points, and more.