Hello and Happy Wednesday to everyone! We have a NEW Call to Action for you.
As you know, we are trying to get Congressman Kelly Armstrong to support keeping the wild horses IN Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Despite hundreds of emails from us, his position has NOT changed.
Today we are asking you to help us with a different approach to get his attention.
We are asking that you submit letters to the editor! Below are emails or website links where you can submit letters to the editor to some of North Dakota’s major newspapers. These cover areas all across our state.
Letters to the editor should be no more than 200-250 words. We have added our letter to the editor that was sent out yesterday to these newspapers for an example. Please don’t copy and paste this as your own, the letters to the editor have to say similar things in different ways to be impactful. Please do not feel that you have to live in ND to send a letter! You can add things like “I am asking Congressman Armstrong to fight to keep the TRNP horses in the park. If they are removed, I have no reason to visit your state.”
We know letters to the editor work – THIS is part of how we were able to get our state legislators to introduce SCR 4014! Every time they picked up a newspaper, someone was talking about the horses! This is also a GREAT way to help spread the word not only about Congressman Armstrong, but also the plight of these horses for people who think they are safe.
Please send your letters to:
Fargo Forum firstname.lastname@example.org
Dickinson Press email@example.com
Bismarck Tribune (link) https://bismarcktribune.com/forms/contact/letter_to_the_editor/
Devils Lake Journal firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Forks Herald email@example.com
Jamestown Sun firstname.lastname@example.org
Minot Daily News email@example.com
Valley City Times (link) https://www.times-online.com/site/forms/online_services/letter_editor/
Wahpeton Daily News (link) https://www.wahpetondailynews.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/
Williston Daily Herald (link) https://www.willistonherald.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor/
Here is the letter we sent yesterday:
The wild horses of Theodore Roosevelt National Park have received a lot of support since the park announced their plans to eliminate the ENTIRE herd of horses from the park in December. Governor Burgum, Senator Cramer, and Senator Hoeven have all spoken out in favor of keeping the horses. Our North Dakota legislators have submitted a resolution, SCR 4014, into this session asking that the park allow the wild horses and longhorn cattle to stay. Organizations, newspapers, and businesses from all across the state have all spoken out pleading with the park to keep the horses.
The only name missing from the growing list of supporters is Congressman Kelly Armstrong.
Volunteers from our organization have sent over 200 emails to Congressman Armstrong asking him to support keeping the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Every time we reach out to his office, we are repeatedly told that he has not changed his position.
Congressman Armstrong was elected to be the voice of the people of North Dakota. SCR 4014 is an excellent example of what the people of North Dakota are asking from our elected officials. It is time for Congressman Armstrong to put the voice of the people of North Dakota ahead of his own personal beliefs.
Despite their growing support, these horses are still NOT safe. It is going to take support from everyone to help keep them wild and free in our state’s only national park.
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates
Please share your letters with us if they are printed!
Thank you for your support and please let us know if you have any questions!
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.