Date: 1/10/20 4:51 pm
From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Help pass the new Migratory Bird Act

Please contact your representatives about this important legislation

Your voice has made a difference in the past. Please email your representative in the U.S. House!




Good evening! Sorry to email you on a Friday night<x-apple-data-detectors://1>but your help is important.

Connecticut's Congress members have a chance to be an early co-sponsor of one of the most important pieces of bird protection legislation ever.

H.R. 5222, a new version of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, would halt the recent rollback of regulations and standards that have protected birds for a century.

The Connecticut Audubon Society is strongly supporting the legislation and is urging Connecticut’s House members to become co-sponsors.

Please contact your Representative<https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=https%3a%2f%2fp2a.co%2fFwqOWLs&srcid=18791732&srctid=1&erid=1337355639&trid=4ca8ae4f-dc96-4c76-818d-6e9995915d85&linkid=198601902&isbbox=1> and ask him or her to become a co-sponsor.

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The new legislation is necessary because in 2018 the U.S. Department of the Interior changed the way the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act was enforced.

The department ruled that it would no longer be a violation to “incidentally” kill birds during the course of doing business. Only “intentional harm” would count.

The new law will change that! It is absolutely crucial that this legislation pass.

Your voice and the voices of other advocates have made the difference in the past. Please act today and email your House member.

Thank you!

Sincerely,


Patrick

Patrick M. Comins
Executive Director


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