Learn and Take Action

As we advocate for wild horses and burros we have to take actions toward long term goals as well as short term actions. This page will update frequently.

Preface to all actions: Actions that address policy fall into 3 different branches of government.

More HERE that can help you understand that a bit about the “who and how” of advocating for change.

The actions taken for policy change are very different than action taken in “comments” on site specific planning documents. We will cover those soon.

2021 Public Actions Begin

Debra Haaland has become the first Native American to serve as the Secretary of Interior of the United States. Haaland is a strong voice for the environment and committed to the agenda to bring science-based management decisions and conserve our American public lands.  With her confirmation completed, we will work hard to create an understanding that the deep reform needed in the Department of Interior includes reform to protect our wild horses and burros.

There will be a real hard road with a Congress so divided on environmental issues. Our wild horses cannot get left behind.

You can help! Congress must take their responsibility to hold the agency accountable both fiscally and morally. It has been 50 years since Congress declared wild horses and burros as integral to the system of public lands. For 50 years our wild horses and burros have not had an equitable system of management processes.

We have a fast “click-and-send” letter HERE to help push for transparency and a hearing on the Wild Horse and Burro program.  

Your legislators get thousands of click-and-send letters and have a tendency to simply categorize them, instead of really reading each point you address.  The click-and-send can help show interest in an issue that we can then use as we interact to educate lawmakers.

Taking the time to print and send a letter, or craft an individual email, can help you begin to create a more personal relationship with your lawmakers to better educate them. 

Time to write!  Send a personal email or send a letter in the mail with a stamp.

You can find your representatives and their contact info here: http://govtrack.us

You can see sample letters from WHE volunteers HERE to help you start!

 

~~~~~

If you want to learn more about the “HMAP” and the BLM plan: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2020/05/20/blm-plan-and-the-hmap/

Important reading: