As we know all too well, politicians love to spend money --- other people’s money.
Right now, some in Congress are looking enviously at money that should go to restoration of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi Delta. In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, that’s why BP and other companies paid more than $20 billion, and that’s where the money should be spent.
Yet some representatives and senators would like to put that money into the general fund, which is a black hole of waste and political favors. During these tough economic times, and especially during this election year, these politicians are more concerned about their own careers than they are about doing what’s right.
We can’t let that happen.
That’s why leaders from sportsmen’s groups across the country are going to Washington, D.C., and that’s why your help is needed.
Before our spokesmen get there next week to meet with politicians, please contact your elected representatives and senators, asking them to support the bi-partisan RESTORE Act, which will ensure funds are spent on Gulf and Delta restoration.
“We want to ring their phones and raise awareness for this issue so that when the one-on-one meetings happen next week, they’ll say, ‘Yeah, I’ve been getting calls on this,’” says Recycled Fish’s Teeg Stouffer, one of those going to Washington.
The Vanishing Paradise website can provide you with more information about this. Click “Take Action” for assistance with sending a message or making a phone call.
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