Ask your members of Congress to defend the Endangered Species Act and support new salmon solutions.
All across the country we’ve seen that when people work together, rivers can be restored, jobs created and new economic opportunities realized. The whole world is watching the unprecedented restoration occurring on the Penobscot River in Maine and the Elwha and White Salmon Rivers in Washington State, where people with diverse interests worked out their differences and committed to restoring rivers and salmon. We can do the same on the Columbia and Snake Rivers in the Pacific Northwest.
Unfortunately, Congressman Doc Hastings is continuing his attacks on wild salmon and the jobs and communities that depend on them. In his latest volley, Hastings is calling for a “rewrite” of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to weaken protections and citizen overview of government actions to protect endangered species.
contact your member of Congress below: ask them to defend the
Endangered Species Act and help build the foundation for success by
supporting a new stakeholder solutions table for wild salmon.
Fishing businesses, conservation groups, the State of Oregon, and the Nez Perce Tribe have been in court pushing for a legal and scientifically sound plan to restore Columbia-Snake River salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA. This advocacy has been vital for protecting fish, jobs, and rivers. Today, these same groups stand ready to move beyond the years of litigation and work toward a new dialogue among stakeholders.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I write today to urge your leadership and support on two important issues: 1) Please defend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) from attacks in Congress. 2) Please support a new, inclusive dialogue on Northwest salmon and steelhead recovery among stakeholders in the Columbia and Snake River Basin.
Sincerely, [Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]