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PostSubject: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:54 pm

A group of us are going to be in Richmond tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242. Join us in the fight to keep doing what we love. This will be a great time to meet some fellow keepers from all over Virginia and should make for a great day. Bring your friends and family if you like, all are welcome. We'll be meeting at 7 am in the parking lot of:



Discovery UMC
13000 Gayton Road
Richmond, Va. 23233




For more info. please contact:

David Means

540-829-9846

540-219-5792

dvmeans@hotmail.com
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:16 pm

Thanks David for keeping on the good fight!
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:08 pm

David,
How long are y'all looking to stay around? I plan on stopping by to drop off letters and may be able to hang around for a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:27 pm

We will be at the church from 7am to 8am
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:37 pm

Are you going to the Capitol? I can see it from my office, so driving out to the church would be going out of my way. I have an emergency dental appointment to fix a cracked tooth tomorrow morning and will miss the fun. However, if you do go to the Capitol, look up at the Bank of America Building. My office is the next to the top floor, the second window from the right side of the building.

If there is another day of visiting the Capitol, let me know and I'll try to get free.
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:19 am

Here is and update on our trip to Richmond to lobby against HB 1242 and SB 477. We only had a dozen people show up. Very disappointing considering the HSUS and ASPCA were there in full force with three times as many people. We met with a few delegates and aides, some meetings were positive while others not so much. Most hadn’t even read the Bill. If we are going keep our rights to own these animals, we are going to have to step it up people. I know people have jobs, but so do the people that showed up to lobby for our rights,. If we want to win this fight, sacrifices need to be made. I took my 12 year old daughter out of school so she could learn how our government works. I was surprised at how interested the delegates and aides were in my daughters feelings on the Bills. At times they seemed more interested in what she had to say than us adults. I encourage everyone to take a day off early next week and go to the Capital with your children (if you have any) and lobby against these Bills. Once the Bills get passed, it will be too late to do anything. The time to do something is now. Get letters out, have your children write letters as well. If these Bills pass we’ll lose our rights to keep these animals in Virginia forever. I really don’t think most people understand what really is at stake here. People could lose pets, breeding stock, jobs, and businesses. There are still many keepers that have no idea about what is going on so we need to get the word out.
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:36 pm

is monday an option?
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:09 pm

I don't see why not.
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:12 pm

A sub-committee has been assigned to HB1242. They are...
HB 1242 has been assigned to a sub-committee (agriculture).

Delegate Daniel W. Marshall, III (Chairman)
General Assembly Building, Room 702
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1014
email: DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Robert D. Orrock, Sr.
General Assembly Building, Room 411
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1054
email: DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Charles D. Poindexter
General Assembly Building, Room 807
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1009
email: DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Barry D. Knight
General Assembly Building, Room 417
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1081
email: DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov

Delegate James W. Morefield
General Assembly Building, Room 714
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1003
email: DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Matthew James
General Assembly Building, Room 814
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1080
email: DelMJames@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Mark D. Sickles
General Assembly Building, Room 703
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1043
email: DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov

Right now if you only have time to send a few letters, these are the people the letters need to go to!
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PostSubject: Re: tomorrow to lobby in opposition to Virginia SB 477 and HB 1242   Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:13 pm

A sub-committee has been assigned to HB1242. They are...
HB 1242 has been assigned to a sub-committee (agriculture).

Delegate Daniel W. Marshall, III (Chairman)
General Assembly Building, Room 702
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1014
email: DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Robert D. Orrock, Sr.
General Assembly Building, Room 411
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1054
email: DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Charles D. Poindexter
General Assembly Building, Room 807
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1009
email: DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Barry D. Knight
General Assembly Building, Room 417
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1081
email: DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov

Delegate James W. Morefield
General Assembly Building, Room 714
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1003
email: DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Matthew James
General Assembly Building, Room 814
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1080
email: DelMJames@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Mark D. Sickles
General Assembly Building, Room 703
Capitol Square
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 698-1043
email: DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov

Right now if you only have time to send a few letters, these are the people the letters need to go to!
Lori
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