MUSTANGS on the HILL

We will be attending the BLM Advisory Board Meeting on the 28th of September in Arlington, VA and also “Mustangs On The Hill” in Washington DC on September 29th to support the ROAM ACT. Please click for more details on the BLM Meeting. Send in your comments as soon as possible to Ramona_delorme@blm.gov and reference: WH&B Advisory Board Comments. We are working on getting local and national media to both events and also, Celebrity Speakers.

We will be gathering on the West Front Lawn of Capitol Hill on the 29th, which is reserved from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. This is where we will have speakers and we will be meeting with Senators (in their offices) on the Committee of Energy and Natural Resources to urge them to support the ROAM Act and place it on the calendar throughout the day.

We will have a Banner that we will give to the Committee of Energy and Natural Resources with the names of everyone who donated to the Freedom Fund. If you plan on attending either of these events, please RSVP as soon as possible so we can plan for the amount of people coming. You may RSVP to mustangsonthehill@gmail.com. We are expecting 2,000 people for the event on the 29th so please join us and help preserve and protect our wild horses! Thank you to everyone for your continued support and we hope to see you soon!

National Wild Horse Adoption Day is September 26th and we encourage you to go and adopt a mustang and talk to people about the ROAM Act and the mismanagement of our wild horses. There are thousands of wonderful horses needing good homes and please help by 

Whether you can meet on the 29th (or any other day) please make appointments with your US Senators- call 202-224-3121 or click here. We need to focus on members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to get the ROAM Act out of committee… click here for names and contact information. Please call, fax, e-mail all and request that they support the ROAM Act. Please remember to always be polite and appreciative for their time

We are working on a way to coordinate travel for those of you driving to Arlington and DC– stay posted.

Right now rooms are available at the Quality Inn in DC –close to the White House and the Advisory Board Meeting- rooms are about $95/night and the phone number is 202-543-7400. DIRECTIONS.

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30 Responses to “MUSTANGS on the HILL”

  1. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    I would love to there but have no way and am in SW Colorado. Mar

  2. Angela Sellitto Says:

    I am too looking for a way. If there is someone from the St Louis area going then maybe we could join efforts. Maybe Marilyn could meet me in St Louis! Hey that’s a saying! Anyway I’d like to add that I called the Senate committee on Natural Resources today and the girl that answered the phone knew why I was calling before I could spit it out. She asked if i was calling to support ROAM and I said YES! They must be getting tons of calls. Thank goodness!

    • Morgan Williams Says:

      Angela Sellitto:

      Are you planning to drive to DC? What driving plan have you laid out for yourself? Please contact me at my email address of:

      morganbreed@hotmail.com

      I have driven to DC before. With 2 people (or more) you can drive straight through which really limits the need for motel expenses.

      Morgan

  3. Angela Sellitto Says:

    If contacting the BLM via email at the above contact you need to do the following from the BLM announcement.

    Those submitting comments electronically should include the identifier “WH&B” in the subject of their message and their name and address in the body of the message.

  4. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Angela, That is still a 2 day drive. There are some low fares online right now that might help people. I am just too far and need to go to see mustangs up for adoption that weekend here or at Britton Spring. Great news at the Senate Committee, that is quite a change from when I was told they had nothing to do with passing it. If it doesn’t go through committee they have every thing to do with defeating it. I can call again, now. I hope you can get there. Mar

  5. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Here’s a link to the subcommittee (under the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee) linked, above in “Mustangs on the Hill” These are the people who will be in the markup session for S.B. 1579.

    energy.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=About.Subcommittee&Subcommittee_ID=f69427d2-cada-496b-8c3c-e53556c8e07b

  6. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    JF, I hope you got my previous comments. Yes, S1579 is on the bottom. I wrote to the committee today telling them BLM put off the euthanization for one year, we have no time to waste. I got Senator Mary Landeiu from the committee list as she says in the article you linked, that she wants the horses and burros out of BLM hands and management to Parks. I asked her, if she is in Washington to come by and comment on her views of the BLM management of wild horses. I asked her to call The Cloud Foundation. Maybe someone should call her offices and ask her to speak if she is in Washington. Thanks for all you found, JF. Mar

  7. Lindsay McDannold Says:

    I know this is a long shot, but anyone from Alaska coming? I need someone from Alaska that can be there on the 29th so we can get a meeting with that Senator.

  8. Lindsay McDannold Says:

    Please everyone, keep calling, emailing and faxing your Senators, especially those on the Committee of Energy and Natural Resources and urge them to pass the ROAM Act . If you are planning on attending the event for September 29, 2009, please schedule an appointment with your Senator and talk with him. If you are attending the September 29,2009 event, Mustangs on the Hill, Please RSVP to mustangsonthehill@gmail.com so we can get a better estimate of how many people we will have. Thanks everyone and keep up the good work!!!!

    • Marilyn Phillips Says:

      Wow, this is really coming together! I am working on schedule shuffling so that I can join in VA/DC. I will be sure to e-mail mustangsonthehill (very clever name) as soon as travel plans are finalized. I will also continue e-mailing, calling, and faxing.
      Lindsay, is there any way to keep us posted on the number of folks who say they will be attending?

      • Lindsay McDannold Says:

        Marilyn,

        I certainly can. We are also going to be joined by a few other organizations offering their support and I think the last number I was told was around 2,000. This is going to be a huge event and will create a lot of waves and garner a lot of attention. I urge everyone to be a part of this event as I really do feel that together united in the love of wild horses, we can make a difference!
        Lindsay

    • jo bunny Says:

      lindsay, what about getting a flyer of the event & have it on the website for download? we could download the flyer, print it, have it copied, & we could post them in our local cities & towns.

      it might be too close to the event to get people there but i thought it would certainly help get more notice if we had a professional looking flyer that could be easily distributed. just an idea…..

  9. Kathleen Schaaf Says:

    I can’t attend get to DC but I’m doing what I can from here to support the ROAM Act.

    The National BLM Advisory Board for the Wild Horse and Burro Program will hold a meeting on Monday, November 17th in Reno, Nevada and will discuss the BLM euthanasia plan.

    Will this topic be discussed in DC, also?

  10. Morgan Williams Says:

    I am going to the community open forum being conducted by Senator Russ Feingold on Friday, September 18th. I will use my time at the microphone to promote ROAM, talk about releasing the older Pryor Mustangs in pens, promote the Prevention of Cruelty to Equines bill and reversing the hideous Burns Amendment. I have this written down in a format of 2 minutes so that I speak quickly in confidence. I will also take along the facts all typed up for Senator Feingold to review on his own.

    Writing down my question & thoughts is what I should have done prior to my call on the call-in internet radio show Ginger Kathrens was on 2 weeks ago!

    Morgan

  11. Lindsay McDannold Says:

    DON’T FORGET TO RSVP TO MUSTANGSONTHEHILL@GMAIL.COM! WE NEED AS MANY THERE AS WE CAN GET TO MAKE THE IMPACT SO IF YOU CAN, JOIN US!

  12. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    RT Fitch has brought up a moratorium. This would be a great thing to ask for in Washington. If implemented it would stop roundup activity. I also see that more and more of the adoptions are going south in winter, into Texas and NM. This is on the route to Mexico slaughter houses. All winter, horses will be heading South. This seems too much of a coincidence. Mar

    • Janet Ferguson Says:

      I am on the offensive — going “all out”

      No calls, just emails right now.

      Bringing up the 30,000!!!!!!!

      Must be brought to light, NOW.

  13. Angela Sellitto Says:

    What about asking if we could rent BLM land for grazing rights and then adopt all the horses. My dream:)

    • theandbetween Says:

      I wondered about this as well. Some environmental groups are apparently attempting this for other purposes (wildlife protection, conservation, etc.). You need to find a rancher willing to let the lease go, and then you need to get approval from the BLM or Forest Service to not have livestock grazing on the land. The problem is the grazing rights carry with them a requirement that the land be used for grazing of livestock for food production, or at least that’s my understanding.

      Excellent analysis on this issue back in 1995 by a Cato Institute Senior Fellow named Karl Hess Jr.. Here is a link http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=1095&full=1.

      Hess Jr. also wrote a book on the subject (with co-author John Haden), entitled “Visions upon the Land : Man and Nature on the Western Range.” I have not read it yet.

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  16. Cynthia Says:

    Is anyone going from Los Angeles, Ca?

  17. Jennifer Says:

    Sorry but I’m not understanding the plan. Who is scheduling meetings with Senators? How would you get a meeting or know when or where to go? Or should we just try to contact our representatives on our own? (fyi, http://www.congress.org is a really easy way to find your representatives and get their email address or their fax #. Hard copy letters take 6 weeks to deliver due to security screening, so opt for fax or email).

    If I can only get one day off work, what is more useful, trying to attend the Advisory Board meeting (can anyone attend?) or the gathering on the lawn of the Capitol? Need more clarification please! Thanks, Jennifer

  18. jean civis Says:

    I’m appalled and saddened by what the BLM is doing to our
    beautiful wild mustangs! They deserve to be left in their
    natural habitat, as do all wild animals. More importantly, as
    part of our heritage, they need to be preserved for our future
    gereration.
    I will continue to do all I can in helping to stop the unnecessary
    and cruel roundups.
    Thanks to all that care.

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  20. carol poole Says:

    Checking to see if anyone from Massachusetts is going to DC??

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