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    If you’re down with the idea of mountain bikes in Wilderness, here’s an URGENT action alert from the STC:

     

    ——-URGENT ACTION ALERT!——-
    DO NOT WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW.
    MAKE TIME TODAY… 3 MINUTES MAX!
    GET 3 OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME.

    Tomorrow morning (12/12/17) HR 1349 will go through full mark up in the House Committee on Natural Resources. This is crucial day for all we have worked hard for! The bill will be debated and amended among committee members. There have already been some good clarifications since last week’s hearings.

    You need to call and/or email your representative on the committee TODAY, and express your support for HR 1349. We understand opponents are lighting them up… they need to hear from A LOT more people who support this modest legislation.

    Here is the list of members: https://naturalresources.house.gov/about/members.htm

    Find phone numbers and member websites here: https://www.house.gov/representatives
    (click on name to open page… go to “contact me”… enter your zip+4 digits (https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input)… fill out form and state your support. So easy to do!)

    Best to speak from your heart, but here’s a simple statement:

    “Dear Congresswoman/man__________
    As you consider HR 1349 during tomorrow’s mark up, I want you to know this bill has my full support. It is simple, provides modest reform, and helps restore the intent of those who worked so hard to create our Wilderness Preservation System. It does NONE of the things the opponents of it are likely screaming at you about. None! Some Wilderness areas and their trails are suitable for all types of human powered recreation, some trails are not. I know my local forest officials are capable of determining such things, as they already do that in all public lands. Thank you in advance for supporting HR 1349.”

    Double down and email the committee: https://naturalresources.house.gov/contact/

    Post to their FB page using the “Constituent Badge”… we are told many members of congress are getting quite FB savvy and this badge thing shows who is their constituent and who is not.
    https://www.facebook.com/help/157047021494292

    https://naturalresources.house.gov/…/markup_memo_–_h.r._13…

    Ready Go! If you find better ways to contact your Rep, please share how you did it in the comments below. THANKS!

  • #230684

    Done.

    The instructions are a little confusing, so this might help others who aren’t sure what to do. (Greg, please correct me if I’m wrong.)

    • First, check to see if your representative is on the Natural Resources Committee. If so, contact them! As a constituent, you truly have their ears.
      • There are multiple ways to contact your rep, including email, phone, and Facebook, as referenced in the post above.
    • If you are not represented by anyone on the committee, use this form to submit public feedback to the committee at large: https://naturalresources.house.gov/contact/.

    I did the latter since my rep. is not on the committee.

     

     

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    Done!

  • #230766

    Also, if you live in Rep. Tipton’s district, definitely be sure to send him a message and make your voice heard.

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