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VIRAL ACTION NEEDED URGENT - CALLS NEEDED TODAY Defeat the Sportsmen Heritage Act


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Kelly
- 202 days ago - ida.convio.net
Please spread awareness of the threat to wildlife by the Sportsmen's Act that was approved by the House and is going to the Senate. Info from Green Consciousness If the Sportmen's Act passes we will never get trapping off the public land.



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Kelly Rogers (303)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 10:44 pm
http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/1335

Summary: S.1335 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
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Kelly Rogers (303)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 10:50 pm
WE MUST KILL THESE BILLS!

The House has already passed the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2013. Now there is Senate bill 1996, and a package of seven companion bills, all of which would tragically hurt wildlife and take away the rights of the majority of Americans who don’t hunt, trap, or fish.

If enacted, these bills would:

Mandate a free-for-all of trappers/hunters/fishermen/recreational shooters on 700 million acres of National Forests and Bureau of Land Management land (BLM) - federal public land that belongs to YOU. Trapping is implicit and defined as a subtype of hunting and as such, trapping is green-lighted without being mentioned again. This is analogous to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 by Don Young (R-AK), which turned National Wildlife Refuges System from sanctuaries into playgrounds for hunters, anglers, and trappers.
Make hunting, fishing, and trapping a "priority public use" of federal lands. National Forests and BLM land are hunted, trapped, and fished already. Many have public shooting ranges. The bills would go even further by placing one class of visitors above the majority of recreationists on federal public lands who don’t hunt, trap, or fish. The bills would be a menace to public safety and interfere with other visitors' quiet, peaceful enjoyment of nature.
Get hunters into National Parks through a backdoor. While hunting is prohibited in National Parks, "skilled volunteers" (read: hunters) would be allowed in the killing (culling) of wildlife populations on federal lands.
Allow polar bear "trophies" from Canada be imported into the US. That would stimulate hunting of this imperiled species.
Bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating lead in ammunition and fishing sinkers. Lead is a neurotoxin which we've eliminated from gasoline, paint, and toys. But 3,000 tons of lead shot and bullets per year are fired into the wild and 4,000 tons per year from fishing tackle is lost in ponds and streams. Many birds of prey ingest spent lead fragments when feeding on animals that were shot and are themselves killed.

What We Need From You:

We only want to contact the Senators listed at the end of this alert. Please look at the list of Senators below. If none of your Senators are listed, no action is necessary, but please stay tuned.
If you do see your Senator(s) listed, please CALL them immediately - before the end of the workday today, Friday, February 21. See our list of Senators to call below.
To the person in the office of the Senator(s), say this:

"Please ask Senator _________ to call the cloakroom and state that he has concerns about all of the following bills:
S.1996 Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act,
S. 170 Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage and Opportunities Act,
S. 738 Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act,
S. 847 Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act of 2013,
S. 1212 Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act,
S. 1335 Sportsmen's Act,
S. 1634 Hunter and Farmer Protection Act of 2013, and
S. 1660 SPORT Act."

Have the office person read back the bill numbers to ensure they're correct. If asked for reasons for the Senators to be concerned see 1-5 above.

List of Senators to contact, sorted by state:

California:

Boxer, Barbara - (D - CA)
112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3553
Contact: www.boxer.Senate.gov/en/contact/

Feinstein, Dianne - (D - CA)
331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3841
Contact: www.feinstein.Senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

Colorado:

Bennet, Michael F. - (D - CO)
458 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5852
Contact: www.bennet.Senate.gov/contact/

Connecticut:

Blumenthal, Richard - (D - CT)
724 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2823

Delaware:

Coons, Christopher A. - (D - DE)
127A Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5042
Contact: www.coons.Senate.gov/contact/

Carper, Thomas R. - (D - DE)
513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2441
Contact: carper.Senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper

Hawaii:

Hirono, Mazie K. - (D - HI)
(202) 224-6361
Contact: www.hirono.Senate.gov/contact

Schatz, Brian - (D - HI)
722 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3934
Contact: www.schatz.senate.gov/contact

Illinois:

Kirk, Mark - (R - IL)
524 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2854
Contact: www.kirk.Senate.gov/?p=contact

Indiana:

Harkin, Tom - (D - IA)
731 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3254
Contact: www.harkin.Senate.gov/contact.cfm

Maine:

Collins, Susan M. - (R - ME)
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2523
Contact: www.collins.Senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email

Maryland:

Cardin, Benjamin L. - (D - MD)
509 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4524

Mikulski, Barbara A. - (D - MD)
503 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4654
Contact: www.mikulski.Senate.gov/contact/

Massachusetts:

Markey, Edward J. - (D - MA)
218 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2742
Contact: www.markey.senate.gov/contact

Michigan:

Stabenow, Debbie - (D - MI)
133 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4822
Contact: www.stabenow.Senate.gov/?p=contact

Levin, Carl - (D - MI)
269 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6221
Contact: www.levin.Senate.gov/contact/

New Hampshire:

Shaheen, Jeanne - (D - NH)
520 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2841
Contact: www.shaheen.Senate.gov/contact/

New Jersey:

Booker, Cory A. - (D - NJ)
141 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3224
Contact: www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact

New Mexico:

Udall, Tom - (D - NM)
110 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6621
Contact: www.tomudall.Senate.gov/?p=contact

New York:

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. - (D - NY)
478 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4451
Contact: www.gillibrand.Senate.gov/contact/

Schumer, Charles E. - (D - NY)
322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6542
Contact: www.schumer.Senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

Ohio:

Brown, Sherrod - (D - OH)
713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2315
Contact: www.brown.Senate.gov/contact/

Oregon:

Wyden, Ron - (D - OR)
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5244
Contact: www.wyden.Senate.gov/contact/

Pennsylvania:

Casey, Robert P., Jr. - (D - PA)
393 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-6324
Contact: www.casey.Senate.gov/contact/

Rhode Island:

Reed, Jack - (D - RI)
728 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4642
Contact: www.reed.Senate.gov/contact/

Whitehouse, Sheldon - (D - RI)
530 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2921
Contact: www.whitehouse.Senate.gov/contact/

Vermont:

Sanders, Bernard - (I - VT)
Class I332 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5141
Contact: www.sanders.Senate.gov/contact/

Leahy, Patrick J. - (D - VT)
437 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4242
Contact: www.leahy.Senate.gov/contact/

Washington:

Murray, Patty - (D - WA)
154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2621
Contact: www.murray.Senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme

Cantwell, Maria - (D - WA)
311 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3441
Contact: www.cantwell.Senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria

Wisconsin:

Baldwin, Tammy - (D - WI)
717 Hart Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5653
Contact: www.baldwin.Senate.gov/contact
 

Natasha Salgado (538)
Wednesday April 2, 2014, 3:30 am
Will send out some emails tonight-thx Kelly
 
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