That is the number of steps I took from Saturday – Wednesday in Washington DC! That is roughly 37-45 miles depending on the source you use to calculate!
Time will tell what impact those steps had.
Today I am headed home after 5 incredible days in Washington DC.
I have to start by saying THANK YOU to all of you for the success we have had advocating for the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I can’t tell you how crazy it felt to have people like Eric Molvar, and Scott Beckstead have questions for me after my presentation! The incredible efforts that WE have made together for our TRNP horses was noted repeatedly over the course of this conference. Seriously, pat yourselves on the back! OUR hard work is being noticed!
Being with people like Eric, Scott, Sandy, Ginger, Jen, Craig, Colleen and so many others who shared their information freely throughout the weekend was incredible! Heather & Linda from Save Our Wild Horses did an amazing job putting on an incredible event that brought together different strengths of advocates from all across the US!
There is A LOT to process from this week for sure!
Ending a meeting where ND Senator Hoeven was able to take a moment and talk to us was the PERFECT way to end the 5 days here!
No, we did NOT manage to sway Congressman Armstrong ~ yet, BUT I did get to meet with several of his staffers who are now able to put a face to a name. I also sent them the additional information they requested. Here’s hoping we get some good news on this front soon!
Over 200 office staffers from members of congress all across the US listened to me talk about our wild horses in TRNP. Those 200 will talk to their respective 200 people who handle that issue and their congressman. We also passed out somewhere between 300-500 brochures and postcards with info on our TRNP horses. That’s A LOT of new people becoming aware of the plight of this iconic wild horse herd!
We had some AMAZING meetings with congressional staffers. Several freely shared some valuable information that we will definitely apply to our advocacy work! We also received very positive feedback on our packets – several shared that they were thorough and informative.
We did our best to get information out to as many people as possible – with the hope that even just ONE of those people is THE RIGHT person that will be able to help!
Thank you again for all your support! We will have so much to share over the coming weeks!
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.