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You are reading this correctly, that giant land bill is being snuck through by some political shenanigans RIGHT NOW!

Every Senator must know to vote "No" on H.R. 146!

Omnibus Public Lands Bill to be Voted on Monday, March 16!

Call your Senators NOW!

The American Motorcyclist Association urges everyone to contact their Senators to vote "No" on H.R. 146, the Revolutionary War and War of

1812 Battlefield Acquisition Grant Program. This bill was formerly known as S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which would prohibit all motorized vehicle access including motorcycles and ATVs on over 2 million acres of public lands. As you may know, S. 22 was defeated just days ago on March 11 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Now, following defeat of the bill, the U.S. Senate leadership is expected to employ a little used parliamentary procedure that allows them to overcome the outcome of the House vote on S. 22.

The U.S. House of Representatives preserved your access to vital public lands when S. 22 fell two votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass on March 11th. The successful defeat of the bill was only accomplished after thousands of concerned individuals, like you, contacted their Representatives to tell them to oppose the legislation. However, the Senate Leadership wants to try and un-do that success by bringing the bill back as a 1,300 page amendment to an unrelated bill for a vote as early as Monday.

With such a short time frame for action, the best way to tell your Senators to vote "No" on H.R. 146 is to call.

http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp

to get the phone number for your Senators. Enter your zip code in the "Find Your Officials" box and click on the name of your Senators.

If you would prefer to contact your Senators with e-mail, you may contact your Senators by http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp. We have pre-written a letter for your use.

Immediate action is critical to help keep 2.1 million acres of public land open to motorized recreation. Please call your Senators and tell everyone you can to do the same.

Next week, every Senator must know to vote "No" on H.R. 146!

More Info:

http://capwiz.com/amacycle/issues/alert/?alertid=12914591

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Just sent it off to both Senators and the House Rep in my state/ district. I used the AMA website, but composed my own letter. This makes life so easy to use the AMA site - THANK YOU!!!!!

My letter:

Dear Rep Polis,

As a member of your district, I urge you to vote NO on HR146.

This bill was formerly known as S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, which would prohibit all motorized vehicle access including motorcycles and ATVs on over 2 million acres of public lands. As you may know, S. 22 was defeated just days ago on March 11 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. House of Representatives preserved access to vital public lands when S. 22 fell two votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass on March 11th. Now, the Senate Leadership wants to try and un-do that success by bringing the bill back as a 1,300 page amendment to an unrelated bill for a vote as early as Monday.

I oppose this Bill and the method inwhich it is trying to be passed. Each issue should stand on it's own merit and not be lumped in to something that has absolutely no relation to it.

As my representative, I request you vote NO on HR 146 and represent the interests of the people of your district.

Thank you,

Please - everyone, take the 5 minutes to do this. AMA has a letter already in there if you don't want to write your own.

Thanks YamaMama!!

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I thought this was already voted on and one vote turned it down.

Duh...just reread the above post...Done.

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Sent. I can't take the corruption of this government and their agenda.

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Dear BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

Latest news on omnibus lands bill:

Although the official vote in the Senate has not yet taken place, we must be honest and say that the bill is likely to pass either tomorrow or Thursday.

This sends the bill back to the House, and the leadership there is expected to suspend normal rules in order to jam it through without debate or chance of amendments. As we noted in the previous action alert, D.C. insiders expect House leadership to call the legislation up as a "preferential bill," which would prohibit committee review and limit amendments.

For more information on the Omnibus Land Bill, see our previous alerts <http://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/>here.'>http://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/>here.

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Important info:

I need to mention that the number of calls on this omnibus bill have increased over the last few weeks. This is really rare for long running marathon bills like this one.

Your calls are making a difference and many of the legislators you are calling are starting to question why, in a time of financial crisis, is it so important to jam through a $10 - $12 billion land bill.

Another question that should be asked is, "Why is there no opportunity for an amendment?"

I'll take this opportunity to mention a few Congressmen asking the tough questions, including Utah's Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz, California's Devin Nunes, Florida's Alcee Hastings, Montana's Denny Rehberg and Oklahoma's Mary Fallin, just to name a few.

Honorable mention goes to Wyoming's Cynthia Lummis, who penned a very well reasoned letter as to why she could not vote for the omnibus bill. I encourage all BRC Action Alert Subscribers to take a minute to read what she said.

<http://lummis.house.gov/2009/03/lummis-votes-no-on-big-spending-lands-package.shtml >http://lummis.house.gov/2009/03/lummis-votes-no-on-big-spending-lands-package.shtml

What you need to do:

BRC is asking all of our members and supporters to call their Senators AND their Representatives NOW. Finding their phone number is easy. Just enter your zip code on BRC's Rapid Response Center webpage at <http://www.sharetrails.org/rapid_response/>http://www.sharetrails.org/rapid_response/.

For Maximum Effectiveness:

Call both Senators and your Congressperson. Three quick phone calls.

Simply tell them that you oppose the Omnibus Public Lands Act of 2009. Tell them you oppose putting public lands bills into these "all or nothing" omnibus packages.

Be brief. Be polite. Do it NOW.

As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, call or email.

Brian Hawthorne

Public Lands Policy Director

BlueRibbon Coalition

208-237-1008 ext 102

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