From: Advocates for Access to Public Lands
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 14:04
To: Todd Ockert
Subject: Oppose the Omnibus Bill Alert
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
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
-----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: http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003
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