Animal Writes
From 15 May 2005 Issue

Protest National Day of the Cowboy
From Steve Hindi - [email protected]

Senate Resolution 85 dedicating July 23, 2005 and July 22, 2006 as the National Day of the Cowboy is still in the works. Below is the pertinent and up to date information regarding this proposal. SHARK believes it is of the utmost importance that you call or email your senators right away and tell them to vote against it. Usually, a
senator's staff just keeps running totals on how their constituents want them to vote on an issue, so your message doesn't have to be long or eloquent. You can contact them by visiting Click on "US Congress" listed on the left side of the page. Then hit "Congressional Directory" in red letters at the top of the page. From there you type your zip code into the box provided, and you will see pictures of each of your senators. All you have to do is click below their pictures to email them. You can also call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your senators' offices.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! THE RODEO CROWD IS ATTEMPTING TO PRESSURE THEIR SENATORS INTO PASSING THIS RESOLUTION, SO IT IS VITAL THEY HEAR FROM THE OTHER SIDE! This is a very important issue on both practical and symbolic grounds. We are including the text of the resolution below so you can see for yourselves what we mean. You won't believe it! Beyond that, we are certain the rodeo mafia will use this outrageous and undeserved day of recognition to promote rodeo and gather more corporate sponsorships. In essence, a national day of recognition would legitimate and glorify the illegitimate. We can't allow this to happen!

If your senator sponsored or cosponsored the resolution (see list below), please call him down on it!

Please help prevent the National Day of the Cowboy from becoming a reality!

Kindest Regards,

Introduced (By Sen. Craig Thomas [R-WY])
Mar 17, 2005
Last Action:
Mar 17, 2005: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of
measure as introduced: CR S3067)
Sen. Craig Thomas [R-WY]

Sen. Wayne Allard [R-CO]
Sen. George Allen [R-VA]
Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]
Sen. Jeff Bingaman [D-NM]
Sen. Conrad Burns [R-MT]
Sen. Larry Craig [R-ID]
Sen. Michael Crapo [R-ID]
Sen. Byron Dorgan [D-ND]
Sen. Michael Enzi [R-WY]
Sen. James Inhofe [R-OK]
Sen. Mel Martinez [R-FL]
Sen. Ken Salazar [D-CO]
Sen. Ted Stevens [R-AK]

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