7/15/2005

From: alra@governance.net
Subject: Last Minute ESA Alert  Urgent Action Required

Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400  Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087  Fax: 360-687-2973 
E-mail: alra@landrights.org or alra@governance.net 
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org 
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE  Washington, DC 2000



Last Minute ESA Alert  Urgent Action Required

This is it.  The Big Show.  Action time is now!

Schedule of Events in Washington, DC.

Action Items:

-----1.  Call your friends in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland.  Urge them to come and participate.  Especially to the rally.

-----2.  If you live anywhere near Washington, DC. on Tuesday, July 19th, youll want to be there.

-----3.  There will be a rally on the West lawn of the US Capitol at 11:15 am Tuesday, July 19th.  Plan to be there.   This is about the Endangered Species Act.  It is not supporting one position or another.  If you want to see the ESA fixed so it protects landowners as well as species, be there.

Everyone who speaks will have concerns about the Endangered Species Act and its 31 year of failure.  Landowners will speak about hardships.  Others will speak about the failure of the ESA to actually recover species.  Other points of view will be covered.  

-----4.  Call your Congressman at the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.  Urge him or her to attend these events and show support for fixing the Endangered Species Act.

-----5.  Call your Congressman to keep the pressure on all week.  You may have to call the next week as well.  We dont know when a Floor Vote could occur.


MONDAY SCHEDULE

10:00 a.m.  Grassroots ESA Coalition meeting by invitation only.  If you want to come you need to send an e-mail to ccushman@landrights.org.  The location is the Best Western Hotel at the Glebe Rd exit off I-395.  Lunch is included in the $20 cost.   This event is by invitation only.

2:00 p.m.  General ESA Meeting in 1334 Longworth House Office Building.  Again, this meeting is by invitation only.


TUESDAY SCHEDULE
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. -- Meeting at National Mining Association (NMA) offices.
 -- 101 Constitution Ave., 5th Floor Conference Room  
 -- Administration officials invited to join us during that hour
 
10:45 a.m. -- Leave NMA and walk to Rally location.
 
11:15 -- Rally / Press Conference
 -- Will be held either on the West Capitol Lawn.

12 noon
 -- Lunch / Lobby Team Briefing
 -- 1334 Longworth HOB
 
1 - 5 p.m.
 -- Advocates fan out to Hill offices to support ESA reform


WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE

10:00 am.  Likely mark-up of ESA legislation.

Later that week or the next week -- Likely vote on the House Floor.

Need more information:  Call Chuck Cushman at (360) 607-3312 or Katie Handel at (971) 219-7282.




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