UPDATE: MARCH 8, 2011
There’s a vote TODAY in the Senate:
The Senate will vote on the House and Senate versions of the Budget bill. Both include the bad wolf delisting riders.
“On Tuesday, March 8 the Senate votes on both measures. Neither is likely to pass. It is expected that politicians on both sides of the aisle will go back and discuss greater compromises, since the only alternative, if they cannot agree, would be a government shutdown.”
I’ve made many phones calls to Senators over the last few weeks, some say they support the ESA and wolves but not one has committed to introducing an amendment to rid the budget bill of 1709.
We need a white knight? Where are the friends of wolves and the ESA? This is a Democratic controlled Senate, yet a Democrat, Jon Tester introduced 1709 into the budget bill.
What will happen? Is there a Senator who will step forward in defense of wolves and the ESA today?
Pray for wolves in the Northern Rockies!! Please continue to contact Senators. Don’t beat around the bush. Tell them you want a commitment from them to champion an amendment that would remove the bad wolf delisting riders.
Keep the faith Wolf Warriors!! Keep the Capital Switchboard busy, we have to win this fight for wolves!!
Key Senators To Contact:
Bennet, Michael F. – (D-CO)
Fax: (202) 228-5036
Web Form: bennet.senate.gov/contact/
Boxer, Barbara – (D-CA)
Web Form: boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/
Bingaman, Jeff – (D-NM)
Web Form: bingaman.senate.gov/contact/
Cardin, Benjamin L. – (D-MD)
Web Form: cardin.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
DC Phone: 202-224-2441
DC Fax: 202-228-2190
Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL)
Web Form: durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D-NY)
Fax (212) 688-7444
Web Form: gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/
Kerry, John F. – (D-MA)
Web Form: kerry.senate.gov/contact/
Lugar, Richard G. – (R-IN)
Web Form: lugar.senate.gov/contact/
Merkley, Jeff – (D-OR)
Fax: (202) 228-3997
Web Form: merkley.senate.gov/contact/
Murray, Patty – (D-WA)
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Web Form: murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm
Reed, Jack – (D-RI)
Fax 401- 464-6837
Web Form: reed.senate.gov/contact/contact-share.cfm
Reid, Harry – (D-NV)
Web Form: reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Schumer, Charles E. – (D-NY)
Web Form: schumer.senate.gov/new_website/contact.cfm
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
DC Phone: 202-224-4822
DC Fax: 202-228-0325
Udall, Mark – (D-CO)
Web Form: CLICK HERE
Udall, Tom – (D-NM)
Web Form: CLICK HERE
DC Phone: 202-224-2023
DC Fax: 202-224-6295
Wyden, Ron (D-OR)
DC Phone: 202-224-5244
DC Fax: 202-228-2717
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)
Web Form: whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/
Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461
ALERT FROM THE CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
Help Halt Wolf Extermination Attempt in Congress
The anti-wolf rider now attached to the budget bill would represent the first time that Congress has dictated which species receive protection and which do not — a decision that the Endangered Species Act says must be made solely on the best available science. The delisting of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains did not pass scientific muster, and the Center and our allies were repeatedly successful in proving that in court.
In anticipation of wolf delisting, state legislators in Idaho are circulating drafts of legislation removing any state protections on wolves and imposing a $500 bounty for each dead wolf.
To keep wolves from mass slaughter, please contact your U.S. senators today. Phone calls are best, but you can also submit written comments using the form below. CLICK HERE FOR FORM
Senate Vote Will Advance Budget Talks, Barely
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Posted in: Wolf Wars
Tags: bad rider 1709, Senate vote, wolves don’t belong in budget bills, white knight?