15 DAYS! Call to Action #9

Hello and Happy Monday to everyone!

Our blog posts yesterday seemed to stir some attention.  That is good! We are glad you are hopefully SEEING things in a new light this morning.

That being said, there is STILL A LOT of work to do in the next 15 days to help save the wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.

In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we thought this quote was appropriate as we give you a new Call to Action: “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

We hope that you will do what is right for the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park!

TODAY is Call to Action #9

Contact North Dakota’s federally elected officials: Senator John Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong. 

Just a reminder, their offices are probably closed today, but that does not mean that you cannot make sure they have your message waiting for them when they get into the office tomorrow!

Congressman Kelly Armstrong is the only one of our state’s three federally elected officials that has taken a position on Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s announcement to eliminate ALL of the wild horses from the park:

“I have confidence that the staff experts at the TRNP will make an appropriate, science-based decision to ensure that future generations can enjoy the park. The House Committee on Natural Resources has jurisdiction over the NPS. While I do not serve on this committee, please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should related legislation come before for me a vote.”

Please contact Congressman Kelly Armstrong and respectfully remind him that he represents the voice of the people of North Dakota and the people of North Dakota DO NOT agree with what he has stated.  If you are NOT from North Dakota, this would be a good time for you to also voice your opinion to the Congressman and let him know that if the wild horses are removed from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you will join the growing list of people who will not visit the state and can guarantee that North Dakota’s #3 economic source will most certainly be negatively impacted if the horses are removed. 

You can contact Congressman Kelly Armstrong at any or all of the following ways:

You can contact him through his email form on his website: https://armstrong.house.gov/contact/email-me

You can also call or write to Congressman Armstrong at any or ALL of his offices:

Washington, D.C. Office
2235 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC  20515
Phone: (202) 225-2611

Bismarck Office
U.S. Federal Building
220 E Rosser Avenue
Room 228
Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone: (701) 354-6700

Fargo Office
3217 Fiechtner Drive
Suite B
Fargo, ND  58103
Phone: (701) 353-6665

You can also email Congressman Armstrong at Mary.Christy@mail.house.gov

Senator Kevin Cramer has NOT taken a position and has been encouraging the public to take advantage of this comment period.  The park’s meeting is over, and they clearly stated their intentions.  It is time for Kevin Cramer to take a position.  He either sides with the overwhelming calls of public outcry from the people who voted him into office and that he swore to represent OR he stands with the detrimental decision that Theodore Roosevelt National Park is making.  Please be respectful in your comments. 

If you are NOT from the state of North Dakota, you can STILL contact Senator Cramer.  Let his office know how often you visit North Dakota and how that will change if the wild horses are removed from the park. 

Senator Cramer can also be emailed through his website: https://www.cramer.senate.gov/contact/contact-kevin

He can also be contacted by phone or mail at any or ALL of his offices:

Fargo Office:
306 Federal Building
657 Second Avenue N
Fargo, ND 58102

(701) 232-5094

Minot Office:
105 Federal Building
100 First Street SW
Minot, ND 58701

(701) 837-6141

Bismarck Office:
328 Federal Building
220 East Rosser Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

(701) 699-7020

Grand Forks Office:
114 Federal Building
102 North 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203

(701) 699-7030

Williston Office:
125 Main Street, Suite #217
Williston, ND 58801

(701) 441-7230

Washington DC Office:
330 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

(202) 224-2043

Senator Cramer’s office can be emailed at: Jason_Stverak@cramer.senate.gov, Jody_Link@cramer.senate.gov, kris@kevincramer.org

Additionally – Senator Cramer holds weekly Town Hall meetings.  You can find that schedule here: https://www.cramer.senate.gov/news/weekly-town-hall-schedule?fbclid=IwAR3O-M8owaNrPaQIOkyuAy6FI9K6GLmt5rnuiCIkbSbMVo8oKpuiUREQPEE

Senator John Hoeven also has NOT taken a position and has only been encouraging the public to comment to the park by January 31, 2023. 

Senator Hoeven is a bit different.  He serves on the US Senate Subcommittee for National Parks. 

As a reminder, the Shackleford Banks wild horses from Cape Lookout National Seashore (another National Park with wild horses) are protected under United States Public Law.  That came about because ONE federal legislator cared enough to start a process to make sure those horses were protected. 

Senator Hoeven can be a hero to the state of North Dakota and help save our wild horses.  His voice most definitely carries some weight within our state and within the committee he serves on. 

EVERYONE should contact Senator Hoeven’s offices.

You can email Senator Hoeven through his website: https://www.hoeven.senate.gov/contact/email-the-senator/form

You can also call or mail his any or ALL of his offices:

Again, please be respectful when you call.  Ask Senator Hoeven what his position is on the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  Tell him that you would like him to make sure these horses always have a home in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and given the history of the park trying SO HARD to constantly eliminate them, the ONLY way we will know they are truly protected is under Public Law, similar to the way the Shackleford Banks wild horses are protected. 

U.S. Federal Building
220 East Rosser Ave.
Room 312
Bismarck, ND 58501
P: 701-250-4618

Grand Forks
Federal Building
102 North Fourth St.
Room 108
Grand Forks, ND 58203
P: 701-746-8972

Western North Dakota
204 N. Main St.
Watford City, ND 58854
P: 701-609-2727

123 Broadway North
Suite 201
Fargo, ND 58102
P: 701-239-5389

100 1st Street SW
Suite 107
Minot, ND 58701
P: 701-838-1361

Washington, D.C.
338 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-2551

You can also email the Senator’s office here: Monty_Rauser@hoeven.senate.gov, Shari_Buck@hoeven.senate.gov, tony_eberhard@hoeven.senate.gov, daniel_auger@hoeven.senate.gov

Remember that NO call to action you are taking replaces the #1 Call to Action we ALL have:

Please share your comments no later than January 31, 2023, online through the PEPC website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/LP

Or in writing to:
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
PO Box 7
Medora, ND 58645

Thank you for your support and make it a GREAT day!

Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is committed to advocating for a wild horse management plan and protection for these unique wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home!  We are fighting for a management plan that is guided by science especially when it comes to decisions regarding the removal of horses and the administration of birth control.  Many other wild horse management plans have proven to be successful with their science-based plans.  We are asking for the same for this amazing group of wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.

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