From: alra@governance.net
Subject: These Congressmen Need Your Call Now! -- Here’s A Supporter List Too.

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

These Congressmen Need Your Call Now! -- Here’s A Supporter List Too. 

Look Below To See Many Of the Groups Supporting The Pombo Bill (HR 3824)

Find The Congressmen From Your State –Urge Them to VOTE YES on (HR 3824).  

They need to know you are watching closely and will hold them accountable.

URGENT -- Ask them to VOTE NO on the Miller-Boehlert Substitute bill.  Everyone, no matter where you live, should call and fax both George Miller          (D-CA) and Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) to tell them not to sabotage HR 3824.  Boehlert can be called at (202) 225-3665.  FAX:  (202) 225-1891.  George Miller can be called at (202) 225-2095 and faxed at (202) 225-5609

George Miller and Sherwood Boehlert are trying to destroy HR 3824 by eliminating property rights language.

If your Congressman is not listed, call him or her to urge defeat of the Miller-Boehlert Substitute bill that will take out the property rights language from HR 3824.  Any Congressman can be called at (202) 225-3121.

See Action Items Below.

The Vote on the House Floor about the Endangered Species Act is expected to take place on Thursday, September 29th.   It could be delayed.  

The vote is not likely to occur until later in the day.  Debate on the ESA could start in the morning on C-Span.

It is critical that we know how your Congressman is going to vote or which way he or she is leaning.  Please write us back and tell us either that your Congressman will vote yes, no or is leaning one way or the other.  Just send a short e-mail to ccushman@landrights.org     

This is a remarkable time in history.  It is your chance to actually try to improve and fix the Endangered Species Act.  In 31 years, only 10 species have been recovered out of nearly 1,300 listed Threatened and Endangered Species.

With a success rate of less than one percent, the ESA is not effective at saving threatened and endangered species.  At the same time, the corresponding rules and regulations have, in many cases, strangled local economies, hurt businesses, farmers, landowners and Federal land users causing severe repercussions that impact everything from school funding to jobs to economic development — even hampering important environmental protections. 

We can do better.  We can recover species while protecting landowners, businesses and our economy.

The vote on the House floor affects you, your job, your community and the protection of Endangered Species.   You have a chance to really make a difference.

Don’t sit on the sidelines.  If you have not been affected by the ESA yet, you will be.  No is your chance to make a real difference.  

Your call could be the one that turns your Representative in favor of HR 3824.  

Action Items:

-----1.  Call your Congressman at (202) 225-3121.  Urge him to vote yes on HR 3824.  Urge to vote NO on the Miller-Boehlert Substitute that would take out the property rights protections.

-----2.  Put the Pressure on.  Ask if your Congressman is going to vote for the Pombo ESA Bill (HR 3824). Send a short e-mail report back to American Land Rights to let us know what your Congressman or his staff are saying.  Send it to: ccushman@landrights.org   Tell us if he or she are voting yes or no, or leaning one way or the other.  

-----3.  Call at least five of your friends to get them to make calls.

-----4.  Go to http://www.resourcescommittee.house.gov/    for complete copy of the bill, background and need, plus a section by section analysis.

-----4.  Forward this message as widely as possible. 

Here are the Members of Congress who are Undecided or Leaning No

Look to see if your Congressman is on this list.  You can call even if you live in the same state.  


Biggert, Judy  (IL)
Bradley, Jeb    (NH)
Davis, Thomas (VA)
Ehlers, Vernon (MI)
English, Phillip  (PA)
Foley, Mark   (FL)
Frelinghuysen, Rodney  (NJ)
Gallegly, Elton (CA)
Gerlach, Jim  (PA)
Hobson, David  (OH)
Inglis, Bob  (SC)
Johnson, Nancy  (CT)
Johnson, Tim    (IL)
Kelly, Sue   (NY)
Kolbe, Jim   (AZ)
Kuhl, John    (NY)
LaHood, Ray   (IL)
McCotter, Thaddeus   (MI)
McHugh, John   (NY)
Murphy, Timothy   (PA)
Paul, Ron   (TX)
Platts, Todd  (PA)
Schmidt, Jean   (OH)
Schwartz, Joe   (MI)
Simmons, Robert  (CT)
Turner, Michael  (OH)
Walsh, James  (NY)
Weldon, Curt   (PA)
Wolf, Frank  (VA)
Young, Bill   (FL)


Barrow, John  (GA)
Boswell, Leonard (IA)
Boucher, Rick    (VA)
Butterfield, GK  (NC)
Chandler, Ben  (KY)
Costello, Jerry  (IL)
Cuellar, Henry  (TX)
Dicks, Norman  (WA)
Etheridge, Bob  (NC)
Holden, Tim  (PA)
Hooley, Darlene (OR)
Marshall, Jim  (GA)
Michaud, Michael (ME)
Miller, Brad  (NC)
Mollohan, Alan  (WV)
Moore, Dennis (KS)
Murtha, John  (PA)
Oberstar, James (NM)
Pomeroy, Earl  (ND)
Skelton, Ike  (MO)
Spratt, John (SC)
Stupak, Bart  (MI)_
Jefferson, William  (LA)

TESRA (HR 3824) Supporters

Advocacy Campaign Team for Mining
Agricultural Retailers Association
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Forest & Paper Association
American Forest Resource Council
American Highway Users Alliance
American Land Rights Association
American Nursery & Landscape Association
American Public Power Association
Americans for Tax Reform
Arizona Farm Bureau
American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Association of California Water Agencies
Association of Consulting Foresters of America, Inc.
Association of Pulp and Paper Workers
Blue Ribbon Coalition
CA Independent Petroleum Association
California Alliance for Jobs
California Building Industry Association
California Business Properties Association
California Cattlemen’s Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Forestry Association
California Mining Association
California Natural Resources Group
California Women for Agriculture
Citizens For Florida's Waterways
Coalition for Habitat Conservation
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of CA
Coquille Indian Tribe (OR)
Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy
Crop Life America
Defenders of Property Rights
Domestic Petroleum Council
Eastern Arizona Counties Organization
Edison Electric Institute
Elk Valley Rancheria (CA)
Ewiiaapaayp (CA)
Family Farm Alliance
Florida Marine Contractors Association
Forest Landowners Association
Freedom Works
Fur Commission USA
Grassroots ESA Coalition
Home Builders Association of N. California
Imperial Irrigation District in Southern California
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
International Council of Shopping Centers
International Wood Products Association
Independent Petroleum Association of America
Kern County Water Agency
League of Private Property Voters
Mid-West Electric Consumers Association
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MS)  
Mississippi Farm Bureau
National Association of Conservation Districts
National Agricultural Aviation Association
National Association of Counties
National Association of Home Builders
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
National Association of Wheat Growers
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association 
National Corn Growers Association
National Cotton Council
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition
National Mining Association
National Potato Council
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association 
National Water Resources Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Northwest Mining Association
Off Road Business Association
Okalahoma Wheat Growers Association
Partnership for the West
Property Rights Alliance
Recreational Fishing Alliance
Regional Council of Rural Counties
Rosebud Sioux Tribe (SD)
Sacramento Valley Landowners Association.
Salt River Project
San Diego Off-Road Coalition
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority
Texas Forestry Association
The National Grange Of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Tule River Indian Reservation (CA)
United Desert Gateway
United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable
US Chamber of Commerce
Western Business Roundtable
Western Council of Industrial Workers
22 Sportsmen’s Conservation Organizations

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