[Tweeters] Save-Our Swifts
constancesidles at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 03:37:33 PDT 2009
Hey tweets, I just sent a short email to my legislators, asking them
to support the retrofit. It took me about 10 minutes and was very
easy, given the links below. I urge all of you out there in
tweeterland to do the same ASAP, if you possibly can. Your message
doesn't have to be long; in fact, it's better if it's short. Just a
couple of sentences will do. Politicians really do count their letters
and emails, and numbers matter. We are a community of people who care
about birds - we should make our voices heard because the birds depend
on us for help. Thanks! - Connie, Seattle
constancesidles at gmail.com
On Mar 9, 2009, at 2:16 PM, Larry Schwitters wrote:
> The online form asks for a bill number. The house number is 1216
> which works for that blank. If you are inclined to take part in
> this, the sooner the better. Final vote on the Capital Budget is
> probably April 26.
> Larry Schwitters
> On Mar 6, 2009, at 12:12 PM, paulette.hunter at att.net wrote:
>> Here's an important thing you can do for the Monroe Swifts - call
>> your legislators and ask them to "please support the capital budget
>> request for the chimney retrofit at Frank Wagner Elementary."
>> Rep. Kirk Pearson of Monroe is our sponsor for this budget request,
>> so if he is your legislator, tell him THANKS for sponsoring this
>> For other legislators, simply ask them to support it too.
>> It is a small amount by state budget standards, and does not impact
>> the operating budget (since it is capital monies).
>> See below for some further talking points.
>> thx - Marina Skumanich, Seattle Audubon
>> Action Alert - Save Our Swifts!
>> We need you to contact your legislators!
>> Audubon chapters and the Monroe School District are submitting a
>> joint proposal to the Washington State legislature for funding to
>> earthquake retrofit the Wagner Elementary School chimney. This
>> retrofit project, about $100 thousand dollars, will ensure that the
>> school children of Wagner Elementary are safe from a serious
>> earthquake risk while also protecting the major roosting site in WA
>> for Vaux's Swifts.
>> Please call or write your state representatives and senators, and
>> ask them to:
>> "Please support the Capital Budget Request to retrofit Wagner
>> Elementary's Chimney"
>> Talking points:
>> With this funding, we can fix this critical problem and ensure the
>> school children at Frank Wagner Elementary are safe from a
>> potentially serious earthquake risk
>> This project will provide job creation in a small community already
>> hard-hit by the recession
>> The project will also serve to preserve a critical migratory
>> roosting (resting) site for the amazing Vaux's swifts - up to
>> 20,000 have been seen in aerial display while coming to roost in
>> the chimney at night
>> Legislator contact information:
>> Find your representatives and get their contact info: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder
>> Call the toll-free Legislative Hotline: 800-562-6000
>> For more information: Susie Schaefer (PAS) at 425-771-8165 or
>> Marina Skumanich (SAS) at 206-786-8846
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