Pick Up the Phone for Wild Horses and Burros Updated Action after committee vote 7/9.
The Appropriations bill has passed out of the House sub-committee a will now head for committee vote and a full vote in the House before going to the Senate.
FOR THOSE OF US WHO FIND THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS CONFUSING.
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More at the link below:
Congress is ready to add an additional $42 million to fund the status quo leading to the largest year of wild horse and burro roundups since the 1971 Act was passed. Congress has added no prohibitions against sterilized herds.
A call direct from you will have a greater impact than a click and send letter at this time. Can you make a call today?
You can find your rep in the House here http://govtrack.us
Updated script after committee hearing, 7/9. The bill still must fast a full vote on the floor of the House. Any Representative can still propose and amendment.
I am calling about the (pending) full floor vote on “Appropriations 2021, Interior spending. I am calling about the 2021 funding of the Wild Horse and Burro program.
Please propose an amendment to the (spending) bill to prohibit funding to be used for sterilization and mandate BLM to create actual management planning for our herds as outlined in the handbook mandated by law: No funding should be spent on Herd Management Areas where BLM has no Herd Management Area Plan (HMAP).
This action requires you to find your rep in the House and pick up a phone. With the current health crisis? we suggest finding a phone number for their local office. Call and log your request.
Ask for the email to send follow up information and begin to establish a relationship with your local office.
This is an election year. Make your voice count.
More soon from the field. We are out checking waters in 4 HMAs today.
Range Creek Roundup Report: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2020/07/03/range-creek-roundup/
More on the HMAP in “What Do You want,” : https://wildhorseeducation.org/2020/06/06/what-do-you-want-how-you-can-get-it/
Categories: Wild Horse Education