Oppose the Omnibus Bill Alertposted Oct 1, 2008
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Attention Access Allies:
This Alert was generated by the folks at the American Land Rights Association and AAPL appreciates the opportunity to modify and forward it to others.
The Boxer/McKeon Eastern Sierra Wilderness Bill (H.R. 6156-S.3069) has likely been added to this Omnibus Bill, so we must oppose the whole thing, and additionally insist that the bills be broken out and dealt with individually. Bill now includes 190 different bills. It was "only" 90 bills before.
The Majority (Democrats) have started to work on Omnibus lands bill again - and they now seem intent on attempting to drive it into one of the other bills (CR-Continuing Resolution to fund until Congress comes back next year) (Stimulus, or Wall Street and Main Street bailout) or even worse a massive combo bill that includes all three plus the bail out.
You must call both your Senators to oppose any Omnibus bill. Insist that they vote on each individual bill. House and Senate planning Lame Duck Session of Congress after the election. This is incredibly dangerous. Lots of bad stuff gets added in the dark of night. Oppose any Lame Duck Session.
----- Immediate Action Required
----- Please forward this message to your entire e-mail list. Urgent.
----- Call both your Senators every day including weekends until Congress goes home. Call your friends and neighbors to get them to call. Any Senator may be called at the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. You must bury them in calls, faxes and e-mails opposing the Senate Omnibus Federal Lands Bill (NLCS and 190 other bills). It has not been assigned a number yet. You must call it the Senate Omnibus Federal Lands Bill that includes the Eastern Sierra Wild Heritage Act. It is urgent that you call both your Senators immediately. Tell them you will hold them responsible in the election if the Senate Omnibus Federal Lands Bill passes.
Please forward this e-mail as widely and quickly as possible.
You need to act fast. Congress is rushing to pass bills without carefully reading them or analyzing their threat to you. Your calls, faxes and E-mails to your Congressman and both Senators are critical to pressure your legislator to look carefully at these dangerous bills.
Land Rights NetworkAmerican Land Rights Association
PO Box 400 - Battle
Ground, WA 98604
Web Address: www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003
Advocates for Access to Public Lands
Blue Ribbon Coalition
CA Assoc. of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs
Eastern Sierra Quail Unlimited
Eastern Sierra 4x4 Club