The current budget bill before Congress contains a provision that will take gray wolves off the Endangered Species List in Montana and Idaho. Animal advocates only have a short time to speak out. Currently, there isn’t a Senator who has introduced an amendment that will remove this deadly rider from the budget bill.
If the budget bill passes, with the delisting language intact, Montana and Idaho wolves will be at the mercy of brutal state management. They will lose all rights to judicial review. In other words, they will be doomed in the Northern Rockies-possibly facing extinction.
The legislation was proposed by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)-who claim that wolves are preying on livestock and so-called game animals prized by hunters.
Listed below are the phone numbers and contact info for the Senate. Please call not only your own Senators, but every Senate Democrat as many times as you can. Please also pass this information along to other animal advocates. Wolves need every voice possible.
Capital Switchboard Numbers – give the name of the Senator & you will be transferred to their office. You will then either speak to a staff member, or on the weekend ““ to voice mail.
When possible ask to speak to each Senator’s environmental aide. This will give you a better chance to get your message across because you will be talking to someone who is familiar with the issue.
Phone: 1 (866) 220.0044
1 (877) 851.6437
1 (800) 833.6354
The delisting language must be stripped out of the final bill:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
522 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Toll Free for Nevadans:
INDIVIDUAL LIST OF SENATORS:
Boxer, Barbara ““ (D ““ CA)
Senator Thomas R. Carper (D-Delaware)
Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Cardin, Benjamin L. ““ (D ““ MD)
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont)
Phone (202) 224-5141
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. ““ (D ““ NY)
Fax (212) 688-7444
Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico)
Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon)
Whitehouse, Sheldon ““ (D-RI)
PRESIDENT OBAMA – The Whitehouse
Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461