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From Trials Central. Omnibus bill not dead yet. Act now!

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The 0mnibus bill voted down last week by the US House is back before the Senate as a similar package and is up for a vote as early as Monday March 16th by the Senate for yet another vote- A vote specifically designed to override the vote as taken by the US HOUSE last week.

ACT TODAY- MONDAY MARCH 16 2009- Read below or go to the attached link.

Please make the call as this is once again being pushed through in the hope that it will go unnoticed by those of us who care. This proposal threatens to declare millions of acres of federal land that are being currently used for a mix of purposes. Some are wildernss, but many have structures, lakes, roads, ORV trails, horse trails, campgrounds, power lines, and more. Once designated as wilderness NO ACCESS WILL BE ALLOWED BY A MOTORIZED VEHICLE.

Please act today!!!!!!


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.

Click here 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

clicking here. 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!

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Thanks for the heads up Dan. These guys sure have it in for Motorcyclists.

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