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Support the new bill to protect the BWCA from sulfide-ore copper mining

Representative Betty McCollum introduced her bill H.R. 5598 to protect the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park from sulfide-ore copper mining! Her bill would remove this threat permanently and establish the protections needed to keep these national treasures pristine for all generations to come.

You can help this bill get passed!

Will you take a minute to call your US House of Representative’s office asking them to support Betty’s bill? A sample script is below. We need people from Minnesota and across the Country to raise their voices now asking your Congressperson to support H.R. 5598.

Phone Calls are the most effective means of contacting representatives, call the Capitol switchboard at:
(202) 224-3121

  1. Press 2 for the U.S. House of Representatives or ask the operator to speak with your House member.
  2. Enter or give your zipcode.
  3. Press 1 or ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.

Use this sample script:

“Hi, my name is ___ and I’m a constituent from __your city__. I am calling today to ask that you co-sponsor Representative McCollum’s bill, 
H.R. 5598, to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park from sulfide-ore mining. Again, please co-sponsor H.R. 5598.

Send an email as well

Click the button below to visit Save the Boundary Waters website to fill out a pre-filled message to Congress.