At the Summer OR Show, The Conservation Alliance held a "Post Card Signing" Campaign. We encouraged you to staple your business card to two postcards, one to be delivered to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the other House Speaker John Boehner.
The message was clear – WILDERNESS = JOBS:
To: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
House Speaker John Boehner
Outdoor recreation contributes $646 billion annually to the U.S. economy and supports 6.1 million jobs nationwide. Protected public lands are the infrastructure for the outdoor industry. These wild areas provide places for our customers to use the products that we make and sell.
There are currently dozens of public land conservation bills pending before the House and Senate. These measures would designate new wilderness areas, create new national parks and monuments, and preserve free-flowing rivers. On behalf of outdoor gear and clothing manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and customers we represent, we respectfully request that you take up these pending public land conservation measures, and help speed America's economic recovery.
Protecting our public lands is an investment in our economic future.
Today, Tuesday September 25th, these postcards are being hand-delivered to Harry Reid and John Boehner.
Here's how you can help!
Make your voice heard and ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner to take action and move these Public Land Bills forward!
Tell them "WILDERNESS = JOBS". Protecting our public land is an investment in our economic future.
Contact Senator Harry Reid by clicking here: http://www.reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Contact Speaker Boehner by clicking here: http://boehner.house.gov/contact/