2 September 2014 — 38 Degrees
Sent on behalf of Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk:
In 48 hours, I’m meeting with the government minister in charge of bees – Liz Truss. She’s my MP – I’m going to talk to her about toxic bee-killing pesticides, and why they need to stay off our fields. I’m Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk. Can you help raise a million voices behind me?
Liz Truss hasn’t been doing as much as she should to protect our bees – last month she lifted the ban on bee-killing pesticides in some areas.  She’s got toxic chemical companies in her ears, but it’s up to us to drown them out. 
On Friday, I want to show her just how many of us care about our bees. Already, half a million of us have signed the petition against bee-killing pesticides. If each of us persuades just one friend to join the campaign, there will be a million signatures on the petition. If we do it, it’d be the biggest 38 Degrees petition ever.
Please share the petition to save our bees with with your friends on Facebook and Twitter now:
Bees are crucial to life on earth – we rely on them to pollinate many of the fruit and veg we eat.  But powerful pesticides called ‘neonicotinoids’ are killing them. 
Liz Truss has already heard the science – but that’s not enough for politicians. She’ll be weighing up public opinion too. Together, we need to give Liz Truss the boost to make a bold decision: follow the public and protect the bees. What’s more powerful than a million voices, coming together behind me in the meeting?
Two minutes of your day will help save our bees. Please share the huge people-powered petition on Facebook or Twitter now:
Thanks for your support. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Paul, a 38 Degrees member from Norfolk
 BBC: Ban lifted on controversial ‘neonic’ pesticide:
 38 Degrees members have been campaigning to keep the ban on the bee-killing pesticides:
 The Globe and Mail: Extinction of pollinators could cause surge in malnutrition, disease:
 The Guardian: Pesticides linked to bee decline for first time in a countrywide field study:
Or, if you don’t use social media, you could forward the email below:
Email to forward to your friends (feel free to edit the text!):
I’m writing to tell you about a really important issue and asking you to join me in taking one very simple action.
Our bees are in serious danger. There’s a dangerous bee-killing pesticide which is banned – but the government recently lifted the ban in some areas. Instead of listening to the science, Liz Truss (the minister in charge of bees) had her ears bent by toxic chemical companies.
The science isn’t enough for politicians. She’ll be weighing up the public opinion too. So what’s more powerful than a million voices, coming together behind me in the meeting? I’ve already signed the petition to save the bees – can you too? It only takes ten seconds to sign:
But bees are crucial to life on earth – we rely on them to pollinate many of the fruit and veg we eat. Bees dying is a major threat to our food chain, as well as cruel. Fortunately, there’s a growing people-powered campaign to save our bees. More and more people across the UK are hearing about the threat to our bees, and getting behind the campaign to save them.
This Friday Liz will have a meeting with Paul, a 38 Degrees member just like me, to talk about just how toxic these bee killing pesticides are. He has the backing of over half a million of us, but if we get a million people’s support in just 48 hours, that’ll be overwhelming.
Let’s give her the boost to make a bold decision: follow the public to protect the bees. What’s more powerful than a million voices, coming together behind me in the meeting?
Please take 10 seconds sign the petition to save our bees: