Date: 5/9/18 8:57 am
From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Please take action for public lands today
Thanks Patrick, this is very important. I'm on it and I deeply hope many
others in this group will do the same.

Dave Provencher
Preston

On Wed, May 9, 2018, 11:51 AM Patrick Comins via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> Apologies for the short notice:
>
> A LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT FROM THE CONNECTICUT AUDUBON SOCIETY
> The Legislative session in Hartford ends TODAY but there's one more
> important action we're asking you to take.
> A really crucial bill, called SJ 35, "Resolution proposing an Amendment to
> the State Constitution to Protect Real Property Held or Controlled by the
> State," may well die in the State House of Representatives, ending a long
> effort to permanently protect state-owned conservation lands.
> Our friends at the Connecticut Forest and Parks Association prepared
> something that we are simply going to quote.
> Here's what to do. (Please do it this morning - don't even wait 'til this
> afternoon. We'll let you know the results as soon as we know):
> First, go to the attached link (
> https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp...<
> https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2018&bill_num=sj+35>
> )
> to see if your State House member is one of the 75 co-sponsors of SJ 35.
> If they ARE co-sponsors, then please email or call with the following
> message:
>
> "Dear State Representative ____________,
> Thank you for being a co-sponsor of SJ 35, "Resolution proposing an
> Amendment to the State Constitution to Protect Real Property Held or
> Controlled by the State," which passed the Senate on Monday unanimously
> (35-0).
>
> As your constituent, I urge you to take action in your caucus today to 1)
> bring SJ 35 to the Floor of the House for a vote, and 2) oppose any
> amendments proposed to the resolution.
>
> I want the opportunity to vote at the ballot box in November on this
> important issue, so please take action within your caucus to bring SJ 35 to
> the floor for a vote in the House before the session ends tonight.
>
> Sincerely,
> Your Name/Town"
>
> If they are NOT co-sponsors, please email or call with the following quick
> message:
> "Dear State Representative __________,
>
> I want to make sure you know that I care about the future of Connecticut'
> public lands, and I hope you will do everything you can to bring SJ 35 to
> the floor for a vote before the session ends. SJ 35, "Resolution proposing
> an Amendment to the State Constitution to Protect Real Property Held or
> Controlled by the State," passed the Senate on Monday unanimously (35-0).
>
> I want the opportunity to vote at the ballot box in November on this
> important issue, so please take action within your caucus to 1) bring SJ 35
> to the floor for a vote in the House, and 2) oppose any amendments proposed
> to the resolution.
>
> Sincerely,
> Your Name/Town"
>
> Thank you again! We'll let you know how it goes
>
>
> Patrick M. Comins
> Executive Director
>
> 314 Unquowa Road
> Fairfield, CT 06824
> 203-259-0416 x107
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