Please make phone calls to your representatives in your states at the addresses below. But, first, so you can call with accurate comments, read the information below. Equine Welfare Alliance did an awesome job of printing out for us the crucial and pertinent talking points. Please be succinct on your comments and say when you call, “I would like my comments to be included for the record.”
We have to start pressing NOW for the defunding language in the Appropriations bill. There will be a house amendment to add the language back in the bill. It is up to all of us to make sure it gets passed and and the language stays in the senate bill.
The subcommittee mark-up was supposed to be Wednesday (not sure if that happened). Most likely the full committee mark-up will be the week of June 18 (they are in recess next week).
This is also a time be very careful what you post on public sites and forums. While you can reach many people, if it's public, our opponents can read it as well. Never reveal your strategy!
It is time to reach out to all committee members - best method is fax or phone call: http://appropriations.house.gov/About/Members/
The following members supported us the last session. It is important to thank them and get their support for this session. If any of the below reps are from your district, be sure to give them a personal call.
Ken Calvert - CA 44
Ander Crenshaw - FL 4
Charles Dent - PA 15
Mario Diaz-Balart - FL 21
Rodney Frelinghuysen - NJ 11
Steve LaTourette - OH 14
Frank Wolf - VA 10
Bill Young - FL 10
Please be brief with your comments and don't go off on tangents. Remember this is a financial bill and giving them gory details about slaughter isn't going to win points. Be prepared to discuss your talking points. A few talking points to consider:
free to use material and/or talking points from presentations on this page:
Again, please stay on topic and let us know if you need information on anything.
Start calling now and don't stop until the bill passes in both horses. It's now or never folks. We have people in congress that are counting on your calls to back them up. Don't let them down and most importantly, don't let our horses down.