Last week, Representative Steve Daines (R-MT) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced bills (H.R. 5052 and S. 2587) that would remove these changes and allow time to craft a more effective legislative response. We urge as many people as possible to contact their Senators and Representatives expressing support for these two bills.
Here are some actionable steps:
1. If you have not called or written your Congressman and your Senators about this issue, you should do so now.
You can find your Representative here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
You can find your Senators here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contac…nators_cfm.cfm
2. If you are a leader of a group or organization, you should encourage your members to contact Congress and the Senate. Numbers matter – the more contacts the better!
3. Keep your message clear – FWS’s ivory ban hurts elephants and innocent people while enriching poachers and traffickers who will be the only remaining source of ivory.