Date: 7/4/18 6:52 pm
From: Bill Thurman <bill.masterofmusic...>
Subject: Re: Migratory Birds plus gutting a fund for habitat
I clicked on where it said: "you can support both bills by clicking here"
Thanks again, Jack!

Bill Thurman

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018, 20:47 Lynn Foster <lfoster5211...> wrote:

> Thank you for the post. This is really, really important for birds and
> other wildlife. I've written.
> On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 5:28 PM, Jack and Pam <
> <00000064a46c579c-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>> When legislators hear about the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) or the
>> Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) being under threat they frequently
>> say, "I'm not hearing about this from my constituents."
>> I just returned from Washington where I met with Arkansas legislators.
>> Now is the time to reinforce the message that we care about protecting our
>> birds and habitat.
>> So here's how it goes. One old guy from Audubon (me) shows up in the
>> Senator's or Congressman's office saying that people in Arkansas care about
>> these two issues. That visit puts the MBTA and LWCF on the legislator's
>> radar. If there is no follow-up, no other word from voters, chances are
>> that's the end of it. It is a hectic world in Washington so it is
>> reasonable to listen to, pay the most attention to, the squeaky wheels.
>> Here is your path to guilt free birding- spend 10 minutes today letting
>> your legislator know that the following issues matter:
>> 1. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act has been vital to protecting birds for
>> 100 years (this is the anniversary year). A new interpretation of the Act
>> by the administration basically guts the protections the Act provides.
>> Legislation in Congress (HR4239) would make the administration's
>> interpretation of the Act permanent. Audubon calls it the "Bird Killer
>> Amendment" because it give industry a free pass to kill birds without
>> consequences.
>> Sign-on to the Audubon Action Alert here:
>> Audubon Action Alert: Stop Industries from Getting a Free Pass to Kill
>> Birds <>
>> 2. The Land and Water Conservation Fund was created over 50 years ago and
>> during that time has helped protect parks, places for recreation, areas of
>> cultural significance, and important wildlife habitat. Every state has
>> benefited. In Arkansas the LWCF has helped nearly every county protect
>> open spaces. The Land and Water Conservation Fund is set to expire on
>> September 30, of this year! There are two bills that birders need to
>> support. In the Senate (S.569) and in the House (HR502). These bills
>> would permanently renew LWCF.
>> You can support both bills by clicking here:
>> Audubon Action Alert: Protect America's Land and Water Conservation Legacy
>> <>
>> If, by some extraordinary act of kindness someone on the list actually
>> takes action (sarcasm), please let me know at (
>> <fellowshipofthewings...>). Use same address or call me to request
>> more information or to report problems.
>> IF you *really* want to make your message powerful, let me know and
>> I'll send you an email address for the staffer who handles these issues so
>> you can by-pass the forms on the legislator's website. Wish I had time to
>> tell you about my experience talking to our legislators. You might be
>> surprised.
>> Jack Stewart
>> Newton County, AR
>> (870)715-0260
>> Forgot to mention that neither MBTA nor LWCF cost tax payers anything!

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