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09-20-2005, 04:17 PM
This link is a letter generator it will take about 5 minutes to send out a letter supporting the reforms. Please take the time to go through this.
Jim F.


09-20-2005, 04:33 PM
Just completed mine...

Quick and easy (dang I wish I was Don, he would have a great follow up for that) did not even take 5 minutes...

09-20-2005, 04:40 PM
Done. Thanks for the post Jim.

09-20-2005, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the notice Jim. Sent all mine off.

Made a few changes in some of the wording on a couple of them. Just made it a little more my own.

09-20-2005, 05:32 PM
Done today

09-20-2005, 06:08 PM
Done Done Done!!!

Devil Man
09-20-2005, 06:34 PM
all done thanks jim

09-21-2005, 04:44 AM
I love these letter generators. 5 letters sent, less than 3 minutes of my time.

Thanks Jim.

PS - Can anyone comment on the effectiveness of the letter generators versus a "manual" letter ? My understanding is each letter indicates a "check", wither for or against. Anyone have more info ?

PSS - The greenies have letter generators as well, if it's just a numbers game, it will take all of us. Now just "DO IT"

09-21-2005, 12:47 PM
Done did it.Tnx Jim.

09-21-2005, 02:02 PM
Thanks Jim. Letters sent.

09-30-2005, 06:00 PM
The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3824, the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005, by a vote of 229 to 193.

This is promising news. Now we just need to get the issue in front of our Senators.

Sedona Jeep School
09-30-2005, 06:43 PM
PS - Can anyone comment on the effectiveness of the letter generators versus a "manual" letter ? My understanding is each letter indicates a "check", wither for or against. Anyone have more info ?

It is likely that each recipient has a different "policy", but the Forest Service, for example, has stated that they do not give as much weight to mass form letters, but rather individual topics addressed. In other words, expressing unique concerns in a "manual" letter is more effective with them.

If I was a senator (god help us) I would be irritated by mass form letters, but more respectful of the letter that was carefully hand written. Of course, that is just me--it is finding the politicians with genuine respect that is the hard part. :cool: My daddy says its better to own a politician than be one...;)

10-01-2005, 04:17 PM
I received this email today from my community association:

Dear Friends,

> Just moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives hastily -
> and narrowly - approved the first major changes to the
> Endangered Species Act since 1988. This vote represents the most
> serious attack on endangered species protections I have seen in
> the nearly 30 years I have been working on these issues.
> As the debate on this legislation moves to the Senate,
> Environmental Defense is calling on leaders there to proceed
> more cautiously. In the days and weeks ahead, we will be
> enlisting your support as the fight in the Senate heats up.
> Today's vote in the House takes direct aim at our endangered
> species protections. It complicates both listing new species and
> implementing recovery plans for species already on the list.
> Unfortunately, the losers are the nation's bald eagles, ocelots,
> grizzly bears, ivory-billed woodpeckers and other endangered
> species. Learn more about the vote:
> http://actionnetwork.org/ct/31zspNM16ztY/
> The Senate has an opportunity to act more responsibly, and we
> urge them to do so.
> The Senate stepped between the overly-hasty House and rare
> plants and animals once before. In 1978, the House was roiled
> that the Supreme Court stopped construction of a dam in
> Tennessee to protect endangered fish. It passed a bevy of
> crippling amendments to the ESA. The Senate rejected virtually
> everything the House had done and the Endangered Species Act
> survived.
> Because the Senate stood strong, whooping crane numbers have
> increased ten-fold, California condors soar in the Grand Canyon,
> wolves roam in Yellowstone and black-footed ferrets are once
> again found in the Great Plains. The ESA has also helped restore
> our national symbol, the American bald eagle, from a few hundred
> pairs to over 8,000 pairs in the continental United States.
> If successes such as these are to continue, the Senate must
> again reject the overreaching of the House.
> In the weeks and months ahead as the fight to protect endangered
> species moves to the Senate, we need your help to win the battle
> there, so please stand by.
> Thank you for your commitment to protect America's natural
> heritage.
> Sincerely,
> Michael Bean
> Chairman of the Wildlife Program
> Environmental Defense
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It is wise to seek the enemies side whilst preparing for battle.

Thanks for the reply Nena, still can't believe that our elected reps read all of the letters and not just aide, but I see your point.