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Mexican wolves are critically endangered, yet the Arizona legislature is considering reducing protections for this rare species. Please act today to stop these outrageous anti-wolf bills in their tracks!

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Cher C (1429)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:02 am

Please contact the Committee members today and tell each to reject the proposed anti-lobo bills. Feel free to call and email each member.

Carlyle Begay (602) 926-5862
Judy Burges (602) 926-5861
Chester Crandell (602) 926-5409
Steve Farley (602) 926-3022
Gail Griffin (602) 926-5895
Katie Hobbs (602) 926-5325
Kelli Ward (602) 926-4138


Brad H (21)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:19 am

Kit B (276)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:03 am

Sent one letter using all emails provided. Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:05 am
Will do-thx Cher

Karen Gee (97)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:13 am

Tom R (23)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:44 am
Please share as I strongly believe all wolves need protection everywhere. They kill them, low numbers amake them endangered then when the come back steadily, they do this again. Once and for all, would like to see them on protection list for 10 years at least

Reba Mendoza (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:26 am
my classmate's ex-wife makes USA dollars===73 hourly on the laptop . She has been fired for 8 months but last month her pay check was USA dollars===21761 just working on the laptop for a few hours. try this out ....,,,..,.

Jana DiCarlo (48)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:43 am
not sure why wolves have become so vilified?


Carla van der Meer (648)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:57 am
It is so sad to see that the anti wolf smear campaign continues. The lack of public knowledge and understanding comes at far to high a price. I am constantly surprised by how many people believe the myths they've heard to be fact and are not easily dissuaded when confronted with the truth. They WANT to believe in the 'big bad wolf', savagely and indiscriminately killing everything in it's path. Nonsense.

. (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 12:20 pm
Thank you for the information.

Kamia T (89)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 12:25 pm
Noted, spammer flagged, and email I sent:
I'm just wondering who is paying all of you to consider delisting an animal from endangered status when only 85 of them even exist? These animals were here LONG before your commercial interests took over the land, and they have every right to continue living. Do you REALLY want your legacy to be one of lust, greed and stupidity?

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:44 pm
Noted & Email Sent. Thanks Cher.

Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:53 pm
Noted & e-mails sent. Thanks Cher

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:33 pm
Thanks for this information Cher.
Kamia T, Could not send a star, as have done so already.

S J (130)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:26 pm
thanks. flagged the ex wife!

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:50 pm
NS& e-mails sent off.

Athena F (131)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:12 pm
thanks, spammer flagged too

Ondine J (134)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:43 pm
Noted and sent all emails, thanks Cher

Julie E (405)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:54 pm,,,,,,

Emails sent. - SPAM flagged!


Monday February 3, 2014, 2:03 am
E-mails sent
noted with hope
Thank you, Cher!

Sherri G (128)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:09 am
We spent years bringing the wolves back. Why on earth are we now again killing them? They are part of nature's balance. Noted TY Cher

Carol Bischoff (409)
Monday February 3, 2014, 3:22 am

Danuta W (1249)
Monday February 3, 2014, 5:45 am

Sara P (55)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:20 am
Noted Cher, thanks. Unfortunately my english not permit me to do it but I hope that many others will do also for me!!! :)

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 7:07 am
Noted, will do.

divergent revolution (309)
Monday February 3, 2014, 7:37 am
spammers GTFO

Rhonda B (106)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:19 am
I flagged Reba M. for spam!

SylvieBusy A (193)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:47 am
Notée, courriels envoyés. Merci.

Ruth C (87)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:18 am

Kamia T (89)
Monday February 3, 2014, 11:16 am
In fairness, I'm reporting back the email I received from the one I sent:
Judy M. Burges
7:53 PM (17 hours ago)
Good evening Kamia! My dear, you have been misinformed. There are many Mexican Gray wolves in Mexico and New Mexico. The Mexican Gray Wolf is not being considered as being delisted that would be the Gray Wolf that has been introduced into Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Minnasota, Colorado, and Idaho. As a matter of fact they have over populated, killed off most of their food supply, become diseased and now permits are being given to kill them. To me it is criminal to let this animal over populate to the point of starvation and disease. Can you imagine what that must be like to die from starvation or disease?

Roxie H (350)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:40 pm
Ok first of all, THANK YOU Kamia! It's always nice to know who are hiding behind falsehoods and LIES. This Burges person has sure been up to no good! I went looking on the site to see more about this tea-party republican that is spreading fables. Have started calling them GRIMM. Because most of the stuff coming out of their fingers is baseless, lies, mistruths, fables, and when it comes to wolves? WOW, they just keep trolling false information!

Next TY my dearest of friends Cher. Her articles are posted for all of us and she has worked feverishly for many years to get the truths out and allow us to be able to make a change. ( pay is awful!) :)

Now as for the wolves suffering in the great lakes area, western part of the lower 48, the red wolves eastern states, the alaskan wolves. They for one thing are more intelligent then humans and do not inter-breed. Next, they do not "over populate" They are apex predators that keep the whole eco system in balance and help move larger animals and feed upon lesser then average game.

Now dealing with the type of fur-bearing lying troll this person is. All anyone has to do is look at the laws she has been involved in and fiure out where you stand. With the animals or with a person that wants these things passed and wolves killed for really no reason but fur, export, torture and trophy sport. Most wolf killers torture them before they kill them, so they are the most sadistic of all sport hunter.

see note after this posting for news Judy Burges is involved in

Roxie H (350)
Monday February 3, 2014, 8:59 pm
Arizona Bill Would Eliminate Any State Environmental Funding!
It’s unrealistic to assume everyone will do their part to protect the planet and fight climate change, but to go above and beyond to attack the environment? Oddly, that’s exactly what’s being proposed in the Arizona state legislature.

Introduced by Senator Judy Burges and with a strong Tea Party backing, SB1507, a bill aimed to override any state environmental funding, just passed the Senate and is predicted to pass the House on Monday. The bill would essentially ban any environmentally friendly funding or incentives for state government entities – including state universities (think CFLs, energy efficient windows, solar panels, etc). To make matters worse, the bill would also make any “solar and wind projects that used a dollar of government funding … illegal.”
Last week, Arizona state Rep. Judy Burges, a Republican, introduced a bill that would bar presidential candidates who do not prove they were born in the United States from appearing on the ballot in the Grand Canyon state.
The Birther Plan To Block Obama's Reelection
Last week, Arizona state Rep. Judy Burges, a Republican, introduced a bill that would bar presidential candidates who do not prove they were born in the United States from appearing on the ballot in the Grand Canyon state. And state Rep. Chad Campbell, the top Democrat in the GOP-controlled Arizona House of Representatives, tells Mother Jones that the bill is likely to pass. It was introduced with 25 co-sponsors in the House and 16 co-sponsors in the state Senate; the measure needs 31 votes in the House and 16 in the Senate for approval. "Will it matter?" asks Campbell. "We've started a tradition here of passing legislation that is political grandstanding or that sets up litigation."

But the birthers—those ardent Obama foes who believe the president was not born in Hawaii and, thus, is not constitutionally qualified serve as president—see this measure as more than symbolic.

Burges introduced a similar measure that stalled in committee. Her new one is much tougher. The original bill would have set up a system under which a presidential candidate would have to document his or her citizenship to be listed on the state ballot.
Why the Rest of the Country is Laughing at us.

Judy Burges, Republican State Senator, Claims Agenda 21 Will Turn Arizona Into Commie-Land
The Legislators: The Dirty Dozen
Arizona House of Representatives
R-District 4
Skull Valley, Ariz.

Judy Burges flaunts her participation in the armed border-watch activities conducted by the anti-immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) vigilante group. When MCDC head Chris Simcox challenged Sen. John McCain in last year's GOP primary, Burges backed Simcox, an anti-immigrant conspiracist who has claimed to have personally witnessed Chinese Red Army troops maneuvering on the U.S.-Mexican border. Burges also is an original sponsor of S.B. 1070, Arizona's punishing anti-immigrant ordinance that is now caught up in the federal courts. Between 2006 and 2010, Burges voted yes on 15 anti-immigrant House bills.

Burges' latest cause célèbre is the "birther" bill she introduced this January. It would require all presidential candidates to show proof of citizenship, in the form of an affidavit from the candidate and "an original long form birth certificate that includes the date and place of birth, the names of the hospital and the attending physician and signatures of the witnesses in attendance." (Sadly for future candidates, many perfectly legal birth certificates list no witnesses.) Arizona's secretary of state would make the final call on whose names would grace the ballot. The bill, which is expected to pass, would take effect before the 2012 election.

Burges told the Arizona Daily Star that the measure is not necessarily about Obama — although she does doubt the president was born in Hawaii, as he claims. Burges has other problems with Obama, in particular his relationship to Muslims. "When someone bows to the king of Saudi Arabia and they apologize for our country around the world, I have a problem with that," she told a reporter. Her suspicions about Obama go beyond that well-publicized bow. "Obama has a book and it said … he would be on the Muslim side," Burges continued. "Doesn't that bother you just a little bit?"

Burges is no fan of gay rights — not by a long shot. In 1999, when Rep. Barbara Blewster came under attack for claiming that cultures that embrace gay people also celebrate such things as bestiality and human sacrifice, Burges wrote to her local paper in support of Blewster. Her fellow legislator, Burges wrote, was a picture of "impeccable moral character, integrity and honesty."

Rep. Blewster "was right about bestiality and cannibalism. You've been dining on her flesh almost daily," Burges complained. Burges' website adds that heterosexual marriage has been the "bedrock of civilization from the beginning of recorded history." "We should not allow intolerance by the few to pre-empt the settled moral judgment of civilization," it says.

Burges is also a committed gun enthusiast. Out of 17 bills listed on her website, a full quarter pertain to firearms. She is a firm believer in the right to carry concealed weapons.

Early this February, she introduced a bill that would make evidence collected during a 911 call to police inadmissible in court. (Statements made on 911 calls are frequently useful evidence in prosecutions.)

The reason? Burges' bill reportedly was the legislative answer to the conviction of Phoenix store owner Roger Garfield, who killed an unarmed homeless man and was later found guilty of manslaughter. Garfield claimed self-defense, but that was contradicted by statements he made in 911 calls.

Roxie H (350)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:02 pm
feel free to send her that list and ask her again why she spreading myths, like the fairy tale GRIMM

Roxie H (350)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:25 pm
Oh found a few EXTRA goodies
AZ bill would let teachers dismiss global warming
The proposal by Sen. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley,

Andrew Morrill, president of the Arizona Education Association, said that's what teachers already do. Based on similar measures in other states, Burges' bill points toward its origin, Morrill said.

The bill has all the markings of model legislation written by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative business-backed organization, to suppress certain issues like global warming, he said.
Tell Sen. Judy Burges: stop introducing climate denial policy!
April 27 News: ‘Wacky’ Tea Party Conspiracy Bill Designed To Gut Clean Energy Moves Closer To Law
Tea Party Introduces ‘Wacky’ And ‘Ludicrous’ Conspiracy Bill To Shut Down Arizona Energy Efficiency Programs
Citing conspiracy theories about “a one-world order,” the Arizona Tea Party is attempting to slip a bill through the legislature that could strip programs designed to help residents in the state become more energy efficient.

The bill’s sponsor, Arizona State Senator Judy Burges, says her goal is to wipe out any environmental program administered or funded by the government to prevent “social engineering

Burges and other members of the Tea Party believe that clean energy programs in Arizona are a plot by the United Nations to create a single world government in order to control people’s lives. AZ Central reported on SB 1507:

The bill would bar the state and Arizona counties and cities “from adopting or implementing the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.”

Under the provisions of Burges’ bill, the state, counties and cities could not accept funds from, spend funds from or give funds to “certain non-governmental organizations,” including non-profit groups and contractors, for any of the declaration’s initiatives.

Wes Harris, a Phoenix resident and tea-party member, also testified with Burges, repeating theories about the declaration that have been floated among conservative organizations such as the John Birch Society, which refer to the declaration as “Agenda 21.”

Harris claimed the declaration “is an attempt to implement a one-world order. It’s been going on for 20 years. It has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate. It has been snuck around the back door by the Clinton administration.”

The Arizona conspiracy bill has already moved through the Senate, through a House committee, and is now set for discussion on the House floor. If passed by the House, the bill could block state and municipal programs that help home and business owners invest in energy efficiency improvements.
Arizona Republican Lawmakers (Plus One Dem) Support Nullification of All EPA Rules

A group of 36 Republican Arizona lawmakers and one Democrat have signed on to a resolution supporting nullification of all Environmental Protection Agency rules. The move comes just weeks after a chemical spill in Elk River, West Virginia, spoiled the water supply of 300,000 people
I'm Only a Bill

Arizona Lawmakers Propose Drug-Testing People Seeking Unemployment Benefits
Arizona Tea Party-Backed Bill Gutting Sustainability Efforts Advances

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 12:13 am
noted and signed

Roxie H (350)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 12:14 am
By Bob Christie Associated Press Mon Feb 3, 2014 5:30 PM

A conservative Arizona lawmaker wants to ban state agencies from helping the National Security Agency collect phone and Internet “metadata.”

Another wants to require federal agents to register with the local sheriff, show a warrant and force the government to hand over any fines they collect to the state and county. And a third is pushing a bill allowing the state agriculture department or a rancher to shoot any Mexican gray wolves they believe have killed livestock regardless of any federal law protecting the endangered species.

All three proposals show the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature’s penchant for wagging its finger at the federal government is far from satisfied despite rebukes from federal courts on the state’s efforts to control immigration reform and push the limits of abortion restrictions. And they all push up against the supremacy of the federal government, according to Democratic lawmakers and a constitutional law professor.

The NSA bill, sponsored by Republican Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City, was set for its first committee hearing Monday. The freshman tea party lawmaker said her bill is needed to prevent the federal government from invading the privacy of Arizonans without a warrant.

“The 10th Amendment allows states to stand up against unconstitutional federal law,” Ward said Monday of her Senate Bill 1156. “It’s a state issue because many times the NSA is turning that information over to our local and state law enforcement and using that in cases that are basic criminal prosecutions, not anything to do with terrorism.”

Senate Bill 1093 requiring federal agents to register with the local sheriff is designed to put some check on federal agencies that show up at mines and other businesses, demand to inspect them, said Sen. Chester Crandell, R-Heber.

“And nine times out of 10, or maybe should I say 10 time out of 10, they always leave with a fine or a fee for their services,” Crandell said. “So what this does is put the county back in charge of protecting his people from illegal search and seizures, those things that are not necessary. Doesn’t limit them from going in, doesn’t limit them from establish a fine or whatever.”

The bills targeting grey wolves was prompted by the reintroduction of the animal in Arizona and New Mexico and a proposal to allow their numbers to increase.

Sen. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, said her push-back against the federal wolf recovery efforts is needed to protect people and livestock in rural Arizona.

“We’re sending the wrong message,” Griffin said. “If a wolf is attacking you or your property you should have the right to protect yourself, your livestock or your property, that’s just the way it should be.”

All three bills are criticized by Democrats, who say they’re a distraction from more important state business and are unconstitutional.

“The one thing they have in common is once again we are trying to tell the federal government what they can and cannot do,” said Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix. “They’re not happy with President Obama or the federal government, so what do they do, they introduce bills that are wasting our time, that are causing us to be distracted (from) the real areas that are facing Arizona.”

Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, agreed.

“One of these days I’m going to append a secession amendment to one of these bills because that’s what they all seem to be about,” he said.

The bill requiring federal officials to register with the local sheriff and pay a fee passed the Senate public safety committee last week. Griffin’s bill protecting against violations of the Endangered Species Act passed the Senate government committee Monday and Ward’s bill was set for debate.

All three are likely unconstitutional, said Paul Bender, a constitutional law professor at Arizona state University’s law school.

“The federal law is supreme and the state has to follow it,” Bender said. “The proposals requiring federal agencies to register with local law enforcement and telling Arizonans they can’t face federal prosecution if they kill an endangered wolf are clearly outside the Legislature’s purview, he said. And telling state and local officials that they don’t have to comply with a federal officer’s demand for information if they don’t have a warrant is especially troublesome, he said.

“These kinds of statements that we’re free from federal law, don’t obey this federal law, can be really dangerous,” Bender said. “If they rely on what the Legislature says they might end up committing a federal crime. If they want to express that feeling they should just pass a resolution — but when they’re telling people they don’t have to obey a federal law, that’s dangerous.”
Urgent- Act Now to Protect Lobos!
AZ Legislation Threatening Mexican Wolf Recovery Can Still Be Stopped! (updated 2/3/14),News2

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 1:04 am
Noted and action taken. Thanks.

Cher C (1429)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 6:40 am

THNX SO MUCH Roxy hun!!!!!!


Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:53 am
Emails sent, even though I can see that I am one day late! Thanks Cher
Spam flagged!!!
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