Call to Action: DC Follow up

Congressional Contacts:

Added 5/5/2023:

Congressman Donald Payne, Jr./NJ- Kent Ring
Congressman Colin Allred/TX – Carlie Tianello
Congressman Josh Gottheimer/NJ – Jon Older
Congressman Bob Good/VA – Peter Holland
Congressman James Clyburn/SC – Daniel Biggins Congressman David Schweikert/AZ – Mason Maestas
Congressman Dan Meuser/PA – Joseph Arbie
Congressman Lloyd Smucker/PA – Juliana Dauchess
Congresswoman Young Kim/CA – Shine Lee
Senator John Hoeven/ND – Eric Gustafson
Senator Jerry Moran/KS – Mitchell Taylor
Senator Steve Daines/MT – Katie Devlin

Added 5/6/2023

Lisa McClain/MI – Danielle Branz
Dean Phillips/MN – Jess Larsen
Jimmy Panetta/CA – Liz Jacobson
Cliff Bentz/OR – Weldon Cousins
Gus Bilirakis/FL – Colleen Malloy-White
Robert Garcia/DC – Christian Kerr
Thomas Massie/KY – Logan Edge

This next set of emails (much longer) are to the congressional staffers that we left information with, but did not get to meet with in person. Please note the email has changed slightly to reflect that:

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.  The information that was left with you has been added to the CHWHA website.  You can view the files here:

Thank you again for your consideration.


Added 5/7/2023:

House members:
Brian Babin/TX – Avrie Hodges
Tim Walberg/MI – Jeb Houpt
Kweisi Mfume/MD – Abigail Cipparone
Steve Cohen/TN – Alexandra Schnelle
Ron Estes/KS – Jason Morganti
Julia Brownley/CA – Nate Birnbaum
Blake Moore/UT – Paul Johnson
John James/MI – Caroline Martin
Krysten Sinema/AZ – Chris Phalen Chris_Phalen@Sinema.Senate.Gov
James Lankford/OK -Bryce Slagell
Tom Cotton/AR – Braxton Wenk
Mitch McConnell/KY – Sarah Steinberg  John Thune/SD – Ryan Donnelly
Peter Welch/VT – Juliet Walsh
Susan Collins/ME – Molly Ryan
Mike Crapo/ID – Andrew Williams
Ted Budd/NC – Cassi Phillips
Amy Klobuchar/MN – Thomas Liepold
Bernie Sanders/VT – Katie Skinner

ADDED 5/8/2023:

Bruce Westerman/AR – Murray Miller
David Scott/GA – Ruby Zimmerman
Tom Emmer/MN – Liz Stinebaugh
Michael Guest/MS – Anna May
Michael Guest/MS – Elizabeth Joseph
Richard Neal/MA – Matthew Russett
Mike Flood/NE – Evan Dean
Greg Stanton – Jennifer Arnold
Josh Harder/CA – Taylor Reed
Dan Crenshaw/TX – Amanda Shoopman Summer Lee/PA – Christopher Koya
Anna Eshoo/CA – Celeste Woloshyn
Ami Bera/CA – Kelvin Lum
Dan Kildee/MI – Grace Banfield
Dan Kildee/MI – Jordan Dickinson
Carlos Gimenez/FL – Carlos Castro
Mike Ezell/MS – Megan Krynen
Julia Letlow/LA – Mary Dunlap
Mary Sattler Peltola/AK – Simone Auger
Troy Carter, Sr./LA – Nick Strother

ADDED 5/9/2023:

Dale Strong/AL – Sophia Warner
Kevin McCarthy/CA – Kyle Lombardi
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez/NY – Grayson Flood
Andy Biggs/AZ – Zach Barnes
Brian Fitzpatrick/PA – Matthew Clarkin
Shelia Cherfilus-McCormick/FL – Adam Safran
Ronny Jackson/TX – Stetson Bryson
James Clyburn/SC – Matthew Ellison
Jodey Arrington/House Budget Committee – Ethan Hill Randy Weber/TX – Rune Moore
Randy Weber/TX – Arthur Speck III
Virgina Foxx/NC – Jason Harvey
Brad Wenstrup/OH – Luke Graeter
Mark Takano/CA – Benjamin Hong Starr
Scott Desjarlais/TN – Hannah Russell
Steve Scalise/LA – Jonathan Hefner

Please also add one more senator:
Ron Wyden/OR – Sydney Beasley

ADDED 5/10/2023

Robert Latta/OH – Emily Hebein
Lois Frankel/FL – Jaqlyn Alderete
Brad Sherman/CA – Cory Maks
Joyce Beatty/OH – Nicholas Semanko
Gregory Meeks/NY – Jamie Andrews
Henry Cuellar/TX – Patrick O’Connor
Jeff Duncan/SC – Will Lane
Roger Williams/TX – Sam Luna
Doug Lamborn/CO – Taylor Tougaw
Juan Vargas/CA – Ally Castaneda
Mario Diaz-Balart/FL – Gisselle Reynolds
James McGovern/MA – John Swords
Jamaal Bowman/NY – Rajiv Sicora

ADDED 5/11/2023

Neal Dunn/FL – Beatrice Valenti
Chris Pappas/NH – Savannah Rogers
Bonnie Watson Coleman/NJ – Meg Barnes
Guy Reschenthaler/PA – David D’Antonio
Lizzie Fletcher/TX – Kevin Koo
Rudy Yakym/IN – Mike Dankler
Rudy Yakym/IN – Michael Kraan
Susie Lee/NV – Aneil Gill
Burgess Owens/UT – Kalyn Swihart
Mike Bost/IL – Lacey Bowersox
Nicole Malliotakis/NY – Michael DeFilippis
Rick Allen/GA – Cam Shepherd
John Moolenaar/MI – Jake Kochmansky
Kathy Mannino/NC – Clarissa O’Quinn clarissa.o’
C Scott Franklin/FL – Gabrielle Fazekas

ADDED 5/13/2023:

Henry “Hank” Johnson/GA – Antwoin Monach
Trent Kelly/MS – Semaj Redd
Drew Ferguson/GA Sam Kuebler –
Tony Gonzales/TX – Josh McGuire
Lucy McBath/GA – Matthew Golden –
Carlos Gimenez/FL – Elliott Shin
Diana Harshbarger/TN – Joe Gollinger
Brian Babin/TX – Avery Littrell

ADDED 5/15/2023:

Blake Moore/UT – Olivia Kirk
John Rose/TN – Jason Kroitor
Sam Graves/MO – Henry Kane
Wiley Nickel/NC – Rachel Kline
Jamie Raskin/MD – Rachel Marshall
Michelle Steel/CA – Ken Clifford
Jared Moskowitz/FL – Harshitha Teppala

ADDED 5/16/2023:

Joaquin Castro/TX – Eyole Mbongo
Elissa Slotkin/MI -Korey Calloway
Sara Jacobs/CA – Jordan Nasif
Henry Hank Johnson – Jocilyn Gilbert
Wiley Nickel/NC – Quinn O’Connor
Tracey Mann/KS – Abby Goins
Ro Khanna/CA – Kevin Fox
Chip Roy/TX – Jonah Wendt
Chip Roy/TX – Leah Petree
Mark Amodei/NV – Ken Brooke
Debbie Dingell/MI – Kevin Rambosk

ADDED 5/17/2023:

William Timmons/SC – Fred Davis
Mario Diaz-Balart/FL – Elizabeth Dos Santos Carol Miller/WV – Addison Porter
Mike Thompson/CA – Jack Siepmann
Thomas Kean Jr./NJ – Christopher Hall
Bradley Schneider/IL – Ethan Gunnlaugsson Pete Aguilar/CA – Sarah Osuna
Debbie Wasserman Schultz/FL – Adam Jardine Debbie Dingell/MI – Molly Burns
Abdrea Salinas/OR – John Pappas
Gary Palmer/AL – Chris Bayles
Shontel Brown/OH – Courtney Miller

ADDED 5/18/2023:

Robert Aderholt/AL – Leah Stephenson
Michael Waltz/FL – Emma Scheidt
Eric Swalwell/CA – Sarah Shapiro
Chris Stewart/UT – Celeste Maloy
Thomas Tiffany/WI – Henry Allen
Pete Stauber/MN – Andrew Morley
Andrew Clyde/GA – Chase Starr
Gerald Connolly/VA – Lauren Covington
Llyod Doggett/TX – Heather Olson Beal
Nanette Diaz Barragan/CA – Matt Dernoga
John Sarbanes/MD – Leila Duman
Adam Schiff/CA – Dahvi Cohen

ADDED 5/19/2023:

Robin Kelly/IL – William Dwyer
Adriano Espaillat/NY – Nia Thomas
Nydia Velazquez/NY – Rumer Alleyne-LeGendre John Curtis/UT – Grace Bellone
Christopher Smith/NJ – Tyler Ladzinski
Katherine Clark/MA – Casey Davison
Dina Titus/NV – Dean Johnson
David Valadao/CA – Clayton Smith
David Rouzer/NC – Abigail Michos
Lou Correa/CA – Elizabeth Barrie
David Joyce/OH – Lydia Denis
Michael McCaul/TX – Eric Kim
Raja Krishnamoorthi/IL – Ashley Lund
Sheila Jackson Lee/TX – Amy Arceo
Kay Granger/TX – Ryan Hamilton
Cori Bush/MO – Kiara Davis
Bill Foster/IL – Edwin Kindler

ADDED 5/20/2023:

Larry Bucshon/IN – Jacquline Anderson
Mike Simpson/ID – Reilly Lamp
Sheila Jackson Lee/TX – Lillie Coney
Raul Tonko/NY – Clara Tibbetts
Jim Baird/IN – Tanner Brown
Robert “Bobby” Scott – Sophia Dycaico
Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan/Northern Marina Islands – Herb Yamada
Bill Huizenga/MI – Alec Daman
Norma Torres/CA – Daniella Sanchez
Blaine Luetkemeyer/MO – Meghan Schmidtlein
Alex Mooney/WV – Alex Mazzeo
David Cicilline/RI – Leo Confalone

ADDED 5/22/2023:

Gwen Moore/WI – Anna Whitwam
Tom McClintock/CA – Kelsey Gaudette
Frederica Wilson/FL – Derron Bennett
Adam Smith/WA – Connor Stubbs
Adam Smith/WA – Sam Gottlieb
Brian Higgins/NY – Colin Maczka
Mike Rogers/AL – Logan Whelchel
Suzan DelBene/WA – Shanta Katipamula Suzanne Bonamici/OR – Morgan McCue
Kathy Castor/FL – Evan Brooks
Jim Costa/CA – Jack West
Bill Johnson/OH – Connor Murphy

ADDED 5/23/2023:

Bill Johnson/OH – Nikki Pfadt
Jeff Duncan/SC – Jordan Sorenson
Matt Gaetz/FL – Jim Beley
John Garamendi/CA – Abigail Leonard
Mike Quigley/IL – Jessica Merritt
Salud Carbahal/CA – Ruth Vazquez
Greg Pence/IN – Andrew Furman
Seth Moulton/MA – Brenna Goss
Seth Moulton/MA – Tyler Allard
Morgan Luttrell/TX – Jackson Suarez
Gregory Murphy/CA – Jack Beckis
Doug LaMalfa/CA  – Sage Milestone
Jeff Jackson/NC – Brian Duckworth
Jason Crow/CO – Peter Trapp
Glenn Thompson/PA – Brian Arata
Hillary Scholten/MI – Esther Lagerwey Bundens