Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Final Push - the Paleontological Resource Protection Act needs your help!

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology sent out this press release today (sorry I can not find a link on their site for it at this time):

"We’re very pleased to inform you that the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) is included as a part of S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. S. 22 has already passed the Senate and we understand that it will be taken up on the House floor this week.

It’s critical that you write your Representative today to urge that they vote in favor of S. 22, and that they vote against any move to amend or recommit S. 22. In order to expedite routing your letter to the correct staffer we have compiled a list with the e-mail addresses of the appropriate staffers. If you don’t know who your Rep is you can search for that information at the following link, which will also have a general e-mail address for your Rep in case we don’t have a staff contact name.

We have attached a model letter that you may use, or adapt to a more personal letter.

Please be sure your letter encourages your Representative to vote in favor of S. 22 and against any move to amend or recommit.

If you have any questions about the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act, or S. 22, please contact Patrick Leiggi, Chair of the SVP Government Affairs Committee ................"


Please take the time to send a letter to your representative!! YOUR letter could be the tipping point to get this bill passed! YOU can help make history! Your age matters not, but your opinion matters greatly! So send that letter!!

Keep your fingers crossed and your hopes high that this bill will pass! Thanks for the help! Now quite reading and go send that letter! ;)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Link to more information on the SVP web page on the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act with links to model letters, etc.

http://www.vertpaleo.org/education/government.cfm

ReBecca Foster said...

Great! Thank you!