Please support this bill and get post cards from Garnett.( send a donation for postage if possible).
It's a big improvement to the 1971 WH&B Act.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009 1:34 PM
Subject: A must read
AWHA Members and Friends,
Please read this: click on title above;
We need to pull out all the stops, and work like we have never worked before, to make sure that HR 1018 is passed. It is, by far, the most significant WH & B legislation since the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act was passed in 1971.
This (finally) is our chance to really make some changes that will greatly benefit the horses.
The nation's WH & B Advocate groups are not large enough to make this happen alone.
We need to strongly involve the General Public in EVERY STATE in the country.
The anti-slaughter bill is a separate bill - HR 503. It also has different sponsors.
I think it was very wise to separate them to have the best chance to accomplish all that we want.
To monitor the progress of a bill go to: http://thomas.loc.gov/ and enter the bill number
As you will see - HR 1018 has no Co-sponsors at the moment.
HR 503 has 88 Co-sponsors (up from 60 the 3rd week in January)
Those of you who already have the AWHA cards for the National Postcards To Congress Campaign* need to be getting them written both locally & nationally.
I personally believe that cards, letters, e-mails, and phone calls coming from other States will have more of an impact than those from NV - but it's your call.
Please contact everyone you know, and at least 50 people you don't know, and ask for their support on this critical issue.
If you haven't already done so - you can read the actual text of the bill at the AHDF link - or - at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.1018:
*If you don't have postcards, or don't know what I am talking about, please contact me at: email@example.com - and I will give you more information.
"These horses belong to all the people of America and they exist on lands that belong to all the people of America." - Velma "Wild Horse Annie" Johnson