From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Greens Hitting Pombo At U of Pacific Tonight Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 Greens Hitting Pombo At U of Pacific Tonight Meeting Tonight (Thursday) in Stockton Tonight at the University of Pacific Defenders of Wildlife will be organizing an attack on Representative Richard Pombo (R-CA). Help Richard Pombo and stand up to those who seek to try to limit his ability to do his job. Go to the University of the Pacific tonight and have some fun. It would be really great for some supporters of Pombo and others to show up who believe in private property, Federal land use and actually recovering endangered species instead of using them as a shield in support of massive land use controls. Can you come to the University of the Pacific a little before 7:00 PM at the Wendell Phillips Center, Room 140? This is really important. Call three of your friends and all go together. Just go in the room and participate in the discussion. Keep a smile on your face. It will be great fun and you’ll learn a lot. We’ve done this lots of times before and people are often reluctant to go but always glad they did. You’ll have a great time. University of the Pacific is located at 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, Ca. You can call (209) 946-2011 or (209) 946-2285 for help getting there. The Wendell Phillips Center is on Stadium Drive at the corner of Stagg Way just West of Pacific Avenue. There is parking on both sides of the building. If you want a map, go to Google and type in University of the Pacific. Then in the search area at the upper right, type in Wendell Phillips Center. Go partway down the page that comes up and you’ll find a map. Click on the pdf button. - - - - - - - -- - - - - - Background: Defenders of Wildlife recently set up a regional office in Stockton, CA as a way to put pressure on Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA) on ESA. As you can see below, its regional director Claudia Eyzaguirre is the contact for the ESA event at the University of the Pacific (UOP). Contact is Claudia Eyzaguirre at 209-464-4985 This came from the Stockton paper yesterday. Text: UOP is hosting a forum to support the federal ESA Act, which was passed in 1973 to protect animals and habitats on the verge of extinction. The forum will begin at 7pm Thursday at Pacific's Wendell Phillips Center, Rm 140. There will be an optional letter-writing campaign and reception hosted by Students Teaching and Advocating Animal Rights after the forum. Below is a column written for the Stockton's chapter of the Sierra Club by the new regional director of Defenders of Wildlife in Stockton. Below you will also notice the add by Optometrist Michael J. Molamphy, O.D supporting the Sierra Club. It would be a good idea to mention your concerns to him. Subject: recent newsletter from the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club - Column by Claudia Eyzaguirre Defend the Endangered Species Act! Defenders of Wildlife builds grassroots support for the ESA in the San Joaquin Valley Greetings. My name is Claudia Eyzaguirre and I am an organizer with Defenders of Wildlife. I will be your neighbor in Stockton for the next several months. I will be working to deepen and strengthen support for the Endangered Species Act during a crucial time. For over 30 years, the Endangered Species Act has been our safety net for America's wild plants and animals on the verge of extinction. From wolves in Yellowstone to manatee in Florida to sea otters on California coasts, the Endangered Species Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction and made a critical impact on the recovery of hundreds of species. Because of the Endangered Species Act, California condors have been reintroduced to the wild along with species like the black-footed ferret. Without the ESA, these incredible species and hundreds of others could have disappeared from our American landscape forever. After 30 years of serving as one of our country's last defenses against the destruction of our natural world, the Endangered Species Act is under threat from powerful corporate interests and their allies in Congress. Emboldened by this fall's election results, opponents of endangered species have announced their intent to devastate the ESA. Two bills, championed in Congress by California Congressmen, intend to effectively repeal the law by making it unenforceable and meaningless. The bills attack critical habitat designation to recover species and make a mockery of the scientific analysis used in deciding what species need protection and where. The Endangered Species Act is up for re-authorization in arguably the worst anti-environmental administration in recent US history. We sit in the home district of the Congressman-Richard Pombo, Chair of the House Resources Committee-who has the decision-making power to dismantle the ESA. We must show that the constituents of District 11 do not support extremist anti-conservation policies. We do not support the legislation of Rep. Dennis Cardoza that seeks to remove the critical habitat protection of the ESA, making it virtually impossible for species to ever recover and be removed from the Endangered Species List. As observers of the natural world, we know that the best way to protect endangered species is to protect their homes. Over the next few months, I will be building a diverse coalition of supporters of the ESA. We will be raising the visibility of ESA support, de-bunking the myths of its burden- someness, and reaching out to less traditional wildlife advocates. I invite you to join with Defenders and me in this nationwide grassroots effort to show our Congress people that endangered species conservation is a California value. We will be organizing a series of events to activate support for the ESA. Please feel free to contact me directly at (209) 464-8549 or via email Claudia@greencorps.org. I look forward to working with you all. Peatduster Page 7 Feb/Mar/Apr 2005 Explore, enjoy and protect the planet O P T O M E T R Y V I S I O N E X A M S E Y E G L A S S E S C O N T A C T S Protect and improve your vision with regular eye ex- ams. Call today for your appointment: 957-2110 Sierra Club members: 10% discount for non-insured members. 10% of all fees will be donated to the Delta- Sierra Group. (Make that 20% during February) Michael J. Molamphy, O.D. 5665 N. 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