From: alra@governance.net
Subject: The Senate Must Move On ESA Now – Please Act Today!

Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - FAX: 360-687-2973
Email: alra@governance.net or alra@pacifier.com
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003

The Senate Must Move On ESA Now – Please Act Today!

DATE: -----	Tuesday, March 7, 2006

TO: ---------	Grassroots Allies Across the USA!

FROM: ----	American Land Rights / SOSA Campaign

RE: ---------	Endangered Species Act Reform Moving in the U.S. Senate

Please act now!  Your immediate action could be the difference.  Your help is needed in the U.S. Senate to make positive changes to the ESA. to make it friendlier towards property owners, farmers, ranchers, loggers, small business owners and local governments.

The E.S.A. has become a significant threat to American property owners and jobs.  In addition, the ESA in its 32 years of existence has only produced a success rate of 1% recovery of “threatened” or “endangered” species (source:  U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service).

This well-intentioned, but failing law needs to be fixed.  In the past, Congress has made changes to the federal Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other environmental policies.  Now is the time to make positive changes to the ESA.


It is expected that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will introduce an ESA bill sometime this week.  A bill with strong bi-partisan support passed the U.S. House last September.  Now it’s time for the Senate to act.  

The ONLY way the U.S. Senate will take positive action on ESA is for Senators all across the nation to hear from people like you.  They need to know that making changes to ESA. is important and that you will be paying close attention as to whether they take the lead and do the right thing – or fall prey to the threats of the environmental community.

You need to tell our Senators that now is the time for action.  They need to move a bill forward.  This is your best chance ever to fix the ESA.  Some Senators
are sitting on their hands.  Insist that they do something and do it now.

*****Action Items:

-----1.  Please go:    www.saveourspeciesalliance.org

This is easy and will only take a minute.  Log in your zip code and send your Senators (both of them) a note about the need to address changes to ESA.  This web site will make it easy for you to send in your thoughts and comments about ESA.

-----2.  Call both your Senators.  Any Senator may be reached at (202) 224-3121.
When you call, make sure you ask for the fax number of your Senator.  Keep it so you can send a fax if you want to.

-----3.  Call at least three other people to get them to go to the website above and send a message to your Senators.

-----4.  Send a reply e-mail with ESA written in the subject line if you would like to be added to the special ESA alert list.  

Please act today!  Legislation is pending and every member of the U.S. Senate needs to know that ESA is important and needs to be dealt with NOW!  Not next year – NOW!

Thanks in advance for your help.

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