From: alra@governance.net
Subject: Grassroots ESA Fly-In To Washington Sept 19-21

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

Grassroots ESA Fly-In To Washington Sept 19-21

This is an urgent notice

You don’t want to miss these meetings.

There was no choice about the timing of this message.  Please call your airline and place your reservations immediately.

Hello friends and neighbors:

The week of September 19th looks like it will have a lot of Endangered Species Act action in Congress.  We cannot give you the details at this time, but it should be understood that if you care about what happens with the Endangered Species Act in the House of Representatives, you should be in Washington, DC from Monday, September 19th until at least Wednesday night, September 21st.  

It’s likely activities will continue on September 22nd and 23rd.    All of this is subject to last minute changes that we have no control over.

You should plan to fly or drive to Washington, DC no later than Sunday, September 18th and leave late on September 21st or later.  You would be better off putting your departure off until late Friday.

I apologize for being so cryptic, but that is how things are.  You won’t want to miss out on this week if you care about the Endangered Species Act.

Here is what is planned for that week:

All week will be a grassroots fly-in to support Resources Committee Chairman as he begins his push to update the Endangered Species Act.

-----1.  On Wednesday, September 21st the Resources Committee will consider and likely mark-up the new ESA bill Chairman Pombo has been drafting.  It should be available for review sometime the week of September 12th.

-----2.  The Grassroots ESA Coalition will meet Monday morning, September 19th.  Time and location will be announced later.  This is an invitation meeting.  Please make sure to send an e-mail to ccushman@landrights.org if you want to attend.  There will be a list kept at the door.

-----3.  There will be a general ESA meeting Monday afternoon.  The grassroots from around the country will fly-in to march the halls of Congress in support of fixing the ESA.   This will likely begin later on Monday, September 19th and carry forward through Tuesday, September 20th.   Send an e-mail confirmation if you are planning to attend the general ESA meeting to ccushman@landrights.org                You can send one confirmation for both meetings but be sure to specify it is for both meetings.

-----4.  Special meetings will be held with Administration officials and Congressional leaders on both days.  You won’t want to miss out.

-----5.  There will be a press conference that you will want to participate in.

-----6.  Several special receptions and social gatherings will take place that will allow you to discuss the ESA and other issues with your friends and allies.  These are always very important.  Just one meeting with the right person can help you for years.  Relaxed food events with wine and talk.  Great fun.  You won’t want to miss out.  These events will be by invitation only so be sure to get your confirmations in.

We’ve set up a hotel with a special rate.  There will not be a meeting at the hotel.  All meeting will be held in meeting rooms on Capitol Hill. 

HOTEL:    Best Western Pentagon, 2480 S. Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia.  (703) 979-4400.  Meeting room rate $99.  This is on Interstate 395 right at the Glebe Rd exit.  Use the words American Land Rights OR Grassroots ESA to get the better rate.  The hotel is setting up the special account.  If you have any problem, ask for Lorrie Donovan, extension 1406.

>>>Also, if you have suggestions for new people to invite to either meeting, send me a note.   Don’t worry about whether they have or have not been invited.  You might give us a name we already have.   It doesn’t matter.  We’ll check them.
It would be helpful if you can include a phone number, fax number and e-mail.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Chuck Cushman
American Land Rights Association
(360) 687-3087

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