We just got an email from Congressman Armstrong’s office. We will be having a follow up video meeting with them on June 1st! We will be discussing the information we left with them while we were in Washington DC and the additional information they requested from us. Here is hoping we are able to get his support!
Congressman Armstrong is North Dakota’s ONLY US House member! While we were in Washington DC, in office after office we went to asking for help and support for our horses, we were repeatedly asked “Where does Congressman Armstrong stand on this issue?” Other states do not want to tell our congressman what he should and should not be doing. This only reiterates that we NEED his support!
Congressman Armstrong was elected to be the voice of the people of North Dakota. The people of North Dakota have spoken ALONG WITH Governor Burgum and our North Dakota legislators as well as our two federal senators: Cramer & Hoeven.
Can you help?!
#1 – Please send a follow up email to Congressman Armstrong’s Congressional staff member: Nick Tortorici at Nicholas.Tortorici@mail.house.gov. A sample letter is listed here, but please feel free to RESPECTFULLY personalize your message:
Hello! I am writing to you today as a member of Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates. Our organization advocates for the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. Our organization’s president, Christine Kman stopped by your office while she was in Washington DC a few weeks ago and left a packet of information for your review. I am hoping that you have had a chance to look over the information.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) recently announced their plans to eliminate the entire herd of 190 horses from the park. They are currently in the process of formulating a Draft Environmental Assessment, which is expected to be completed this summer.
History has shown us that even if we are able to save the horses from the parks’ most recent attempt to eliminate them, nothing stops TRNP park management from coming back and making the same attempts again. Wild horses in our national parks are NOT protected under the Wild Horse & Burro Act. This is why we feel that they should be protected under federal public law, similar to the way the wild horses at Cape Lookout National Seashore are protected under Public Law 105-229.
We do not currently have a sponsor for this bill. Please let us know if the Congressman would be interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring legislation to help protect our wild horses in TRNP. We would be happy to work with your office to draft this legislation.
We are also asking for a moratorium on funding for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their wild horse and burro program. We strongly oppose the use of our taxpayer dollars being spent to support the current program. We believe that the lack of transparency and accountability within the BLM in reference to their Wild Horse & Burro program warrants a confessional hearing.
I encourage your office to participate in the congressional screening of Wild Beauty in June. This documentary clearly shows the reasons why congress needs to be active in changing the way we manage our wild horse and burros.
I look forward to hearing about follow-up meetings between your office and Christine Kman on June 1st! The information that was left with you has been added to the CHWHA website. You can view the files here: https://chwha.org/media-info/.
Thank you again for your consideration.
*****Be sure to add your name after “Sincerely”! *****
#2 – Please sign up to send a postcard to Congressman Armstrong’s Washington DC office: https://secure.everyaction.com/1UW4-jaDukaiSMO83dGHVA2 We will fill out and mail the postcard for you!
Thank you for your support!
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.
Please help support our advocacy work!