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PostSubject: Lobbying HB1242 & SB477   Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:42 pm

After getting up at 3:30 this morning and JUST walking through the door getting home, I CANNOT stress enough how important it is for ALL of us to band together right now and FIGHT these bills. We only had about a dozen people show up today to fight this bill and we were outnumbered by Humane Society. My Herp peeps.... WE NEED YOU! I totally know we all have jobs, but for your animal's well-being, we all need to fight this. Even if you can only be there when the bills are on the docket, that's great!!!! If all you can do is mail letters in to the delegates PLEASE do it! We have to get our voice out there. My biggest concern is IF this bill gets passed as it is written right now, not only will the animals already on it be outlawed, but it makes it VERY easy for them to add more and animals down the line. Perfect example is Rhode Island.... So, for me personally, I only have 4 animals that this bill will effect, however, if it gets passed and more animals get added on, I have about 47 more that can be taken away from me. I guess what I am saying is, don't think it won't effect you, because down the line, it just may.... Sad
If anyone wants the list of delegates to send letters to (more effective then emails!):

Delegate David L. Bulova
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 405
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1037
Fax: (804) 698-6737
Email: DelDBulova@house.virginia.gov

Delegate James E. Edmunds, III
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 805
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1060
Fax: (804) 698-6760
Email: DelJEdmunds@house.virginia.gov

Delegate David L. Englin
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 707
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1045
Fax: (804) 698-6745
Email: DelDEnglin@house.virginia.gov

Delegate C. Matthew Fariss
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 721
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1059
Fax: (804) 698-6759
Email: DelMFariss@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Matthew James
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 814
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1080
Fax: (804) 698-6780
Email: DelMJames@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Barry D. Knight
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 417
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1081
Fax: (804) 698-6781
Email: DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov



Delegate Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 803
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1000
Fax: (804) 698-6700
Email: DelLLewis@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Daniel W. Marshall III
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 702
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1014
Fax: (804) 698-6714
Email: DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov

Delegate James W. Morefield
General Assembly Building
PO Box 406
Room Number: 714
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1003
Fax: (804) 698-6703
Email: DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Robert D. Orrock, Sr.
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 411
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1054
Fax: (804) 698-6754
Email: DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Kenneth R. Plum
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 401
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1036
Fax: (804) 698-6736
Email: DelKPlum@house.virginia.gov

Delegate Brenda L. Pogge
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 403
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1096
Fax: (804) 698-1196
Email: DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Charles D. Poindexter
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 807
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1009
Fax: (804) 698-6709
Email: DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Margaret B. Ransone
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 809
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1099
Fax: (804) 786-6310
Email: DelMRansone@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Edward T. Scott
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 525
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1030
Fax: (804) 698-6730
Email: DelEScott@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 511
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1029
Fax: (804) 698-6729
Email: DelBSherwood@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Mark D. Sickles
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 703
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1043
Fax: (804) 698-6743
Email: DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Luke E. Torian
GeneralAssemblyBuilding
P.O.Box406
RoomNumber: 508
Richmond,Virginia23218
Phone: (804) 698-1052
Fax: (804) 698-6752
Email: DelLTorian@house.virginia.gov


Delegate R. Lee Ware, Jr.
GeneralAssemblyBuilding
P.O.Box406
RoomNumber: 421
Richmond,Virginia23218
Phone: (804) 698-1065
Fax: (804) 698-6765
Email: DelLWare@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Michael J. Webert
GeneralAssemblyBuilding
P.O.Box406
RoomNumber: 510
Richmond,Virginia23218
Phone: (804) 698-1018
Fax: (804) 698-6718
Email: DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Tony O. Wilt
GeneralAssemblyBuilding
PO Box 406
Room Number: 526
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1026
Fax: (804) 698-6726
Email: DelTWilt@house.virginia.gov


Delegate Thomas C. Wright
PO Box 406
Room Number: 410
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1061
Fax: (804) 698-6761
Email: DelTWright@house.virginia.gov

Patron who Submitted HB1242
Delegate Christopher K. Peace
General Assembly Building
P.O. Box 406
Room Number: 527
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1097
Fax: (804) 698-6797
Email: DelCPeace@house.virginia.gov
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PostSubject: Re: Lobbying HB1242 & SB477   Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:13 am

i would love to write a letter but im pretty illiterate. does anyone have a pre written letter that we can alter slightly, to make it a bit more personnal. like i said, id love to send letters but im horible with words and it would take me forever to figure out what to write..... the fight against these bills will be over and done with b4 i get my letters sent, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Lobbying HB1242 & SB477   Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:08 am

I'm the same way. I am no good with words. I'd probably come across very angry and say a few things I shouldn't. If someone has a pre-written letter I can try to print it out at work (I have to be sneaky), sign them and send them out.
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PostSubject: Re: Lobbying HB1242 & SB477   Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:08 pm

I'll work on a letter for y'all to personalize this weekend. One thing that a lot of the legislative aides said to us is that letters that are "form" letters don't get looked at like individual, personalized letters do. So, I'll help best I can!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lobbying HB1242 & SB477   Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:09 pm

just write something that comes from your heart!! I am not that great with letters either and I managed to piece together a pretty good one IMO. Thanks Lori for helping hand out my letters that I took up to y'all yesterday morning as well. I will make sure I am there for the docket.
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PostSubject: Re: Lobbying HB1242 & SB477   Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:28 pm

Your welcome... David pretty much handled the handing out of everyone's letters since he had stacks of them to hand out for people, so he deserves the credit Smile And, I agree... It needs to come from your heart. I've been sitting here for the past hour trying to write a "form" letter and it's so difficult because everyone has so many different reasons as to why it will affect them!
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