Support the Leatherback Bill in California
SeaTurtles.org is the architect and principal sponsor of AB 1776 (Fong) that proposes to make the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle the official marine reptile of California and declare October 15 as Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day. This historic bill was authored by SeaTurtles.org staff members Chris Pincetich and Teri Shore in collaboration with Assemblymember Paul Fong (Democrat - Cupertino).
Thank you to the hundreds of sea turtle lovers and dozens of organizations who supported the bill in the Assembly. It passed in record time on a bipartisan vote and is now in the Senate! See our Senate action above.
Click here to read our press release and the article published by the Los Angeles Times announcing the introduction of AB 1776. Click here to download a copy of the bill, introduced February 17, 2012.
Leatherback Leaders needed across California! Enter your zip code below, then use the optional check-box at the end to enroll as a Leatherback Leader and pledge to gather local community support for AB 1776 under direct guidance from SeaTurtles.org staff campaigners. Click here to learn more!