To help this bill pass through committee, we need you to take action! Here are THREE things you can do.
ONE. Please attend the hearing on March 3rd if possible. Sign in “PRO” (in favor of the bill) on the sign-in sheet. If you wish to testify, please indicate so on the sign-in sheet. The bill number is HB 1226.
TWO. Submit your testimony or letter of support in writing
THREE. If you cannot attend the hearing, please send your written testimony to the committee by email. Following are the committee members’ email addresses. We suggest addressing your comments to all of the members. However, if you live in a member’s district, you may wish to address your comments specifically to your legislator. Your comments should be sent no later than March 3, 2011 to the committee. Please identify yourself by name, address, affiliation, and refer to the bill number, HB 1226.
Ruth Kagi, Chair (D) 32nd District: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Helen Roberts, Vice Chair (D) 21st District: email@example.com
Maureen Walsh (R) 16th District: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Hope (R) 44th District: email@example.com
Mary Lou Dickerson (D) 36th District: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Goodman (D) 45th District: email@example.com
Norm Johnson (R) 14th District: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Orwall (D) 33rd District: email@example.com
Jason Overstreet (R) 42nd District: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information & talking points, see this link
Help to Stop Sport Hound Hunting of Cougars
In 1996 Washington voters overwhelmingly passed I-655, banning the use of dogs to aid the hunting of cougars, black bear, bobcat or lynx. Included in this initiative were safeguards to allow the removal of problem cougars in an effort to protect livestock, domestic animals, private property, and ensure public safety.
However, some legislators now want to overturn the will of the voters by claiming that hound hunting is a “tool for cougar population conservation and management” and to address cougar populations that have “exceeded a community’s tolerance.”
Please make a brief, polite call to your Washington state representative and urge opposition to H.B. 1124. Look up your state legislator’s name and phone number.
After you make your calls, please fill out and submit the form here to automatically send a brief, polite email message to your Washington state representative and urge opposition to H.B. 1124. Elected officials receive a lot of email. Be sure to edit your message so it stands out.