American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400 - Battle
Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - Fax: 360-687-2973
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org/
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003
Urgent, Urgent, Urgent, House May Cave On LWCF. Call Now.
The Senate & House have been Deadlocked Over LWCF Highway Bill Funds.
It looks like the House is beginning to cave.
That battle has now turned into funding a CARA like Trust Fund. The Greens want to set a precedent for these funds so the LWCF gets over $1 Billion dollars every year, automatically, off budget. That will be the death of rural America.
*Action Items: (The LWCF is a huge issue that threatens you).**
-----1. Please forward this message out quickly to at least 10 other people. Your whole list if possible.
-----2.. Call, fax and e-mail your Congressman. Deluge him or her with calls to stop the LWCF Funding. Call any Congressman at (202) 225-3121. Focus especially on the Congressmen on the LWCF Highway Bill Conference Committee and the House leadership listed below.
-----3. Call, fax and e-mail any Congressman or Senator from your state who is on the Conference Committee.
-----4. Call the leadership in the House. Make sure they know that if the House lets you down on the LWCF, you will remember in November.
We've listed their numbers below. Make sure they know that Republicans will not be given immunity on the LWCF issue. If they sell you out, you will remember.
-----5. Deluge the Speaker of the House John Boehner at (202)225-0600 or the Capital Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
Urge him to oppose any LWCF funds in the Highway Bill Conference Committee. .
E-mail Boehner at: -- firstname.lastname@example.org
-----6. Call, fax and e-mail the offices of other House Leaders:
Rep. Eric Cantor House, Majority Leader (202) 225-4000
Fax: (202) 226-1115. E-mails: email@example.com
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip (202) 225-0197
Fax: (202) 225-0781 E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org
-----7. Call both your Senators. Call any Senator at (202) 224-3121.
Tell them the same thing. Pay special attention to the Senators on the Conference Committee. We've shown which Republicans sold you out by voting for the LWCF amendment.
-----8. Call your friends, neighbors and business associates. Get them to call, fax and e-mail your Congressman and Senators.
Who will win? Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and the Greens are fighting hard for the giant land acquisition LWCF trust fund.
The House is fighting back. But they are staring to cave in. They need to know you support them as they hold firm against the pressure from the Senate.
You are making history but you must keep up the pressure. This battle will likely go to the end of June or even beyond. But the LWCF part of the battle is raging now and will be decided shortly. Your calls, faxes and e-mails are
Keep calling at least two or three members of the Highway Bill conference committee every day.
Your Time Is Now, Make History, Stop LWCF Highway Bill Funds
-----The Greens are going all out. They are calling every day. If you fail to call, fax and e-mail your Senators and
Congressmen, you will lose.
You must call, fax and e-mail your Congressman and both Senators.
PLUS, PLUS, PLUS The Members of the Conference Committee listed below.
-----If the Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and BLM get the EXTRA $1.4 Billion Dollars over their normal appropriations over the next two years the greens are going for, no community will be safe. Land acquisition will go crazy. The Greens want to use this as a precedent for spending every year.
-----No Trust Fund -- Don't allow the Greens to create a huge land acquisition trust fund that threatens rural America. Congress needs to cut the deficit and the debt, not buy private land and turn it into Federal land.
-----The Greens plan to use the huge trust fund money now in the Senate version of the LWCF Highway bill as a precedent to increase the amount of money Congress gives the LWCF EVERY YEAR. They want to make it a
Trust Fund like CARA. Don't let it happen.
Don't let down. Call, Fax and e-mail at least once a day.
The LWCF funds are taken right from the taxpayer. The 1.4 billion dollars comes right out of your pocket.
-----The "willing buyer, willing seller procedure of acquiring land touted by park officials is 'meaningless' and a more proactive method is generally used," said William Kriz, chief of Land Acquisition for the Park Service, in an article in the Concord Journal (Massachusetts) in 1988.
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You may also mail a check for $35 ($25 if you are a first time member) to American Land Rights, PO Box 400, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Many people send larger gifts. They just do what they can. ALRA is working hard to keep you informed. E-mail is not that expensive but ALRA also sends tens of thousands of faxes and letters to alert your allies and friends about your issues. In addition we maintain a full time office and staff to serve our members and allies. Your support at this critical time would be appreciated.
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* **Keep calling until June 30th.*
It could go beyond that. We'll keep you informed. Call any Senator at (202) 224-3121. Call any Congressman at (202) 225-3121. You must make his or her phone come off the hook.
No land acquisition funds (LWCF) should be included in the Highway Bill.
The LWCF is a constant attack on Rural America. It is the attempt by the greens to drive rural people out of their homes and into the cities.
You do not want the Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and BLM to get these billions of dollars to buy millions of acres of private land and convert it to government ownership.
The land acquisition funding (LWCF) in the Senate Highway Bill threatens all private property owners, ranchers, farmers, miners, forestry and other users of both private as well as Federal land.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - You must bury these Conferees with calls, faxes and e-mails. We've listed an e-mail address for a staff person on the staff of each of the Congressmen and Senators on the Conference
For the Senators you can see how they voted on the original LWCF (Land and Water Conservation Fund). Yea means they voted YES. That means if there is a Yea by your Senators name, he or she voted not to protect your. Her or she
voted for a massive expansion of Federal spending to buy private land.
Don't forget when sending to the staff of a Senator that there is an underscore between the first and last names.
Republican Senators on the Conference Committee:
Notice when one voted for the LWCF. That means that without your calls, faxes and e-mails, they are likely to support the LWCF in the Conference Committee.
James Inhofe (R-OK) (Yea) --Fax: (202) 229-0380 -
Staff E-mails: ryan_Jackson@inhofe.senate.gov
David Vitter (R-LA) (Yea) - Fax: (202) 228-5081 -- Staff E-mails:
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) (No) - Fax: (202) 224-6331 - Staff E-mails:
Richard Shelby (R-AL) (Yea) - Fax: (202) 224-3416 - Staff E-mails:;
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) (Yea) - Fax: (202) 224-0776 - Staff
Hoeven (R-ND) (Yea) - Fax: (202) 224-7999 - Staff E-mails:
Democrats on the Conference Committee:
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)(Yea),
Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (Yea),
Richard Durbin (D-IL) (Yea),
Tim Johnson (D-SD) (Yea),
Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Yea),
Bill Nelson (D-FL) (Yea),
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (Yea).
Notice they all voted for the giant LWCF land acquisition spending amendment.
Key Republicans who will influence the Committee and appear to be getting soft on the LWCF.
Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Senator Lisa Murkowski (Yea) (R-Alaska)
Key Democrat to contact:
Tim Johnson (D-SD) (Yea). Staff E-mails:
Remember, you can call any Senator at (202) 224-3121.
-----Here are the Congressmen on the LWCF Highway Bill Conference Committee.
You may call any Congressmen at (202) 225-3121. You should call, fax and e-mail all the Congressmen from
John L. Mica (FL) -- Fax: (202) 226-0821 -
Dave Camp (R-MI) - Fax: (202) 225-9679 - Staff E-mails:
Doc Hastings (R-WA) - Fax: (202) 225-1171 - Staff E-mails:
Ralph Hall (R-TX) - Fax: (202) 225-3332 -firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Upton (R-MI) - Fax: (202) 225-4986 - email@example.com
Don Young (R-AK) - Fax: (202) 225-0425 - firstname.lastname@example.org
John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) - Fax: (202) 225-6440 - email@example.com
Bill Shuster (R-PA) -- Fax: (202) 225-2486 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) - Fax: (202) 225-7856 -
Rick Crawford (R-AR) - Fax: (202) 225-5602 - email@example.com
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) - Fax: (202) 225-3478 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Bucshon (R-IN) - Fax: (202) 225-3294 - email@example.com
Richard Hanna (R-NY) - Fax: (202) 225-1891 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Southerland (R-FL) - Fax: (202) 226-4183 - email@example.com
James Lankford (R-OK) - Fax: (202) 226-1463 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Reid Ribble (R-WI) - Fax: (202) 225-5729 - email@example.com
Pat Tiberi (R-OH) - Fax: (202) 226-4523 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Bishop (R-UT) - Fax: (202) 225-5857 - email@example.com
Chip Cravaack (R-MN) - Fax: (202) 225-0699 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Whitfield (R-KY) - Fax: (202) 225-3547 - email@example.com
Nick Rahall (D-WV) - Fax: (202) 225-3121 - aaron.Pritchard@mail.house.gov
Peter Defazio (D-OR) - Fax: (202) 225-0032 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Costello (D-IL) - Fax: (202) 225-0285 - email@example.com
Tim Bishop (D-NY) - Fax: (202) 225-3143 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Waxman (D-CA) - Fax: (202) 225-4099 - email@example.com
Ed Markey (D-MA) - Fax: (202) 226-0092 - firstname.lastname@example.org
E.B. Johnson (D-TX) - Fax: (202) 226-1477 - chris.Kelley@mail.house.gov
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) - Fax: (202) 225-8941 - tyler.Frisbee@mail.house.gov
Additional House staff to e-mail:
Please forward to at least 10 other people. Your whole list if possible.