In 1971 Congress unanimously declared America's wild
free-roaming horses and burros to be Living Symbols of the Historic and
Pioneering Spirit of the West. Just before the Thanksgiving recess in
2004, Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT) snuck a rider onto the huge omnibus
spending bill that gutted the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act and
placed over 8,000 horses and an undetermined number of burros in immediate
risk of being sold to slaughter.
Your help is needed for National Capitol Hill Day 4 Horses
on March 6th thru 8th.
Best Western Hotel on New Hampshire in NW. D.C. has suites
available for double occupancy for $129 for those arriving on the 5th and
6th, and staying until the 9th.
Register at http://www.ahdf.org/events.html Click on the
word "form." The agenda will be mailed to all registrants.
A meeting room has been reserved for the pre-Hill Day
briefing. Please try to make senate meetings in the AM (9-12) and House
(1-4ish). We will coordinate for those who register to maximize
If You Can't Make it to DC for the National Capitol Hill
Day (March 7th), please make an appointment with your U.S. Representative
and Senators offices in YOUR HOME area, at their District Offices on the
7th of March. What this will do, is send a loud message to the members of
Congress who we meet with in D.C., and those we don't meet with because
their constituents couldn't be in D.C. You can be heard in either case.
We (the wild horse coalition), will have talking points
and fact sheets available shortly for you to take to these local meetings.
Staff in these district offices, will report to their bosses in D.C.
Please cross post this as you will need to make these appointments in the
next week or so. If you don't know where your US representative or
senators local district offices are, either call your local voters
registration office, go to www.AHDF.org (Alerts page - find their DC
office on our site and ask them for the district office nearest you), or
ask your local library.
Please get business cards (so you may follow up and be
sure they will be cosponsoring), and send thank you notes within a week of
these meetings. You need to be sure the staff you meet with will report on
the meetings to their counterparts on Capitol Hill.
More info at: www.AHDF.org;
www.wildhorsepreservation.com, Alliance of Wild Horse Advocates Thanks!
Trina Bellak, Esq. Thanks for Caring -- American Horse
Defense Fund, Inc. www.AHDF.org 866-983-3456 In Numbers There Is Strength
- JOIN AHDF TODAY
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