Hello and Happy Wednesday to everyone!
Today we thought we would talk about MATH.
I feel like we have all had to “relearn” basic math. You know – the “new” math on paper products. Paper towels 6=12; toilet paper 48=72, etc.
Today we wanted to share some “advocacy math” with you.
Did you know that for every ONE call or email one of our US Senators or Congressman receives, they count that as 5,000?!
IF they consistently receive at least 10 phone calls on a subject, it catches their attention and becomes something that they watch closely.
Thank you to Heather Hellyer from Save Our Wild Horses for sharing this info on the ECI Zoom call yesterday.
This isn’t math that Heather made up. This information was shared at the 2022 Save Our Wild Horses DC Conference by Marty Irby, who is a leading Washington DC lobbyist.
Why am I sharing this info with you today?
I received an email from Congressman Armstrong’s office requesting that we reschedule our meeting due to a scheduling conflict on their part. The NEW meeting date is June 9th at 10 am MST.
I don’t have a problem with the meeting being rescheduled. It gives us even more time to make an impact!
We will continue to send postcards to Congressman Armstrong. If you want us to send one for you, please click on this link: https://secure.everyaction.com/1UW4-jaDukaiSMO83dGHVA2
You can also stop in The Buffalo Gap Gift Shop located at 275 Pacific Ave in Medora, ND, Chasing Horses Gift Shop located at 312 Pacific Ave in Medora or Punky’s Bath & Gifts located at 218 N 4th Street in Bismarck, ND, to fill out your own postcard to mail to Congressman Armstrong. THANK YOU to these businesses for their support!
We have also asked that you send an email to Congressman Armstrong’s staff member, Nick, who we will be meeting with next week. Please send a simple email to Nicholas.Tortorici@mail.house.gov Your email can be as simple as “Please support the wild horses in TRNP.”
Lastly, we asked that everyone CALL Congressman Armstrong’s DC office: (202) 225-2611. Again, your message should be respectful and simple: “Please ask Congressman Armstrong to support the wild horses in TRNP.”
Yesterday we heard from several of you that do not live in the state of North Dakota. Some were able to have their message for Congressman Armstrong recorded. We heard from other followers in different states who were NOT able to leave their information because they are not ND residents.
We are asking that if you have this issue, please remain respectful. One of our followers added this information: I told him – very respectfully – this is a federal issue because it is a National Park that ALL taxpayers and visitors pay for. Therefore, Congressman Armstrong should at least hear our input.
I also think that if Congressman Armstrong’s office will NOT record your call, please call your own congressman! Ask that they please get a message to Congressman Armstrong that you would like him to support keeping the wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Where there is a will, there is a way, right?!
If you are unsure who your congressman is or how to contact them, you can find that information here: https://www.house.gov/representatives
Based on today’s math lesson, can you be one of the 10 people that can commit to calling and emailing Congressman Armstrong’s office EVERY DAY from now until June 9th?
The wild horses in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are counting on you to be their voice. This fight is far from over, and we CANNOT let them down!
Thank you for your support and have 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.