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STRATEGY FOR WEEK OF APRIL 20   Anti Slaughter Issues

Started by Debra, WI (DebraWI); 490 views.
Guest

From: Guest

4/20/09

CURRENT COSPONSORS OF THE FEDERAL ANTI-HORSE SLAUGHTER LEGISLATION

House cosponsors - current as of Friday, April 24, 2009 (Note, list of Senate cosponsors follows in my next post)

Below is the list of all 120 current House cosponsors of HR 503, in alphabetical order, from thomas.gov, along with the introductory material re the bill.

EVERYONE - please check the following list of current cosponsors of HR 503 - if your Rep is on this list, you can breathe a sigh of relief and go on to our new federal target lists.

If your Rep is NOT on the following list of cosponsors, pls contact him/her seeking cosponsorship of HR 503 - and then move on to the target lists.

And now, the whole alphabetical list of 120 House cosponsors, with the introductory info -

H.R.503
Title: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 1/14/2009) Cosponsors (120)

Latest Major Action: 3/16/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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COSPONSORS(120), ALPHABETICAL

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 2/11/2009
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 3/12/2009
Rep Baird, Brian [WA-3] - 2/4/2009
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 1/26/2009
Rep Bean, Melissa L. [IL-8] - 3/23/2009
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 1/27/2009
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 1/14/2009
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 1/28/2009
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 1/26/2009
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 3/5/2009
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 1/14/2009
Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] - 1/14/2009
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 3/23/2009
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. [SC-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] - 4/21/2009
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 2/4/2009
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] - 1/14/2009
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 2/23/2009
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 1/14/2009
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 1/26/2009
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 1/14/2009
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 4/21/2009
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 4/21/2009
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] - 2/4/2009
Rep Dicks, Norman D. [WA-6] - 1/27/2009
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/12/2009
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 2/26/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 4/21/2009
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 2/11/2009
Rep Gallegly, Elton [CA-24] - 1/14/2009
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 1/14/2009
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] - 1/27/2009
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 1/14/2009
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 1/14/2009
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 3/23/2009
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 1/14/2009
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 2/11/2009
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 1/28/2009
Rep Inglis, Bob [SC-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 1/26/2009
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 1/14/2009
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 2/23/2009
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 3/5/2009
Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15] - 3/3/2009
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep Klein, Ron [FL-22] - 1/14/2009
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] - 1/26/2009
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 2/4/2009
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 2/23/2009
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 3/5/2009
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] - 1/26/2009
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] - 1/26/2009
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 1/14/2009
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 1/27/2009
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 3/24/2009
Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25] - 3/23/2009
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 1/14/2009
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 2/23/2009
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 1/14/2009
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 3/5/2009
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 1/14/2009
Rep Mitchell, Harry E. [AZ-5] - 1/14/2009
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 3/5/2009
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] - 1/26/2009
Rep Myrick, Sue Wilkins [NC-9] - 1/26/2009
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 2/23/2009
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 2/23/2009
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 1/14/2009
Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] - 1/27/2009
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] - 4/21/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 1/14/2009
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 1/14/2009
Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] - 1/27/2009
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 2/11/2009
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 1/14/2009
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 1/14/2009
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] - 2/4/2009
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 1/14/2009
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 2/23/2009
Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3] - 1/14/2009
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 1/14/2009
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 2/4/2009
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 1/14/2009
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 1/14/2009
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 3/10/2009
Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 1/14/2009
Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 3/5/2009
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 1/14/2009
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 1/14/2009
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 1/14/2009
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 3/23/2009
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 1/26/2009
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 1/14/2009
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 1/14/2009
Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 1/14/2009
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 3/26/2009
Rep Young, C.W. Bill [FL-10] - 1/14/2009
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PS - don't be discouraged that we didn't pick up any new cosponsors last week - Congress was in recess, and though offices were staffed, I don't think that such paperwork as cosponsorship was going through. Look for us to pick up more cs's in the near future!

added on edit 4/22 - see, I told you so, haha! (upon gaining 5 in the House and 2 in the Senate)

  • Edited 4/24/2009 9:42 am ET by CJaffe1
Guest

From: Guest

4/20/09

CURRENT COSPONSORS OF THE FEDERAL ANTI-HORSE SLAUGHTER LEGISLATION

Senate cosponsors - current as of Friday, April 24, 2009 (Note, list of House cosponsors is in my last post)

Below is the list of the 16 current Senate cosponsors of S 727, in alphabetical order, from thomas.gov, along with the introductory material re the bill.

EVERYONE - please check the following list of current cosponsors of S 727 - if your Senator(s) are on this list, you can breathe a sigh of relief and go on to our new federal target lists.

If either/both of your Sens are NOT on the following list of cosponsors, pls contact him/her seeking cosponsorship of S 727 - and then move on to the target lists.

And now, the whole alphabetical list of 16 Senate cosponsors, with the introductory info -

S.727
Title: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 3/26/2009) Cosponsors (16)
Related Bills: H.R.503
Latest Major Action: 3/26/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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COSPONSORS(16), ALPHABETICAL

Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 3/26/2009
Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 4/21/2009
Sen Byrd, Robert C. [WV] - 3/26/2009
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 3/26/2009
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 3/26/2009
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 3/26/2009
Sen Ensign, John [NV] - 3/26/2009
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 3/26/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 3/26/2009
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 3/26/2009
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 3/26/2009
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 3/26/2009
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 3/26/2009
Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 3/26/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 3/26/2009

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE HORSES!

  • Edited 4/24/2009 9:43 am ET by CJaffe1
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Debra, WI (DebraWI)

From: Debra, WI (DebraWI)

4/20/09

Great! Thanks Ceej.
I'll be in touch soon.

Deb

Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter

  • Edited 4/20/2009 11:08 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)
Guest

From: Guest

4/21/09

no new news today re cosponsors - hoping now that all are back AND [allegedly] at work, things will resume happening.
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Debra, WI (DebraWI)

From: Debra, WI (DebraWI)

4/21/09

good news locally though... Applause for State Senator Plale!

WISCONSIN STATE SENATE

P. O. Box 7882 Madison , WI 53707-7882


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Senator Jeff Plale

April 21, 2009 608-266-7505

Plale Introduces Bill to Prevent Slaughter of Horses

MADISON - State Senator Jeff Plale (D – South Milwaukee ) has reintroduced legislation that would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the State of Wisconsin .

Senator Plale’s concerns regarding this issue arose when the Illinois legislature banned the practice in its state several years ago, forcing the closure of a horse slaughtering plant in DeKalb , Illinois . “When the Illinois plant closed, I became concerned about the possibility of relocating it just across the border in Wisconsin ,” Plale explained, “and I certainly don’t want that practice happening in this state.”

In 2007, the last three remaining horse slaughtering plants in the United States, two in Texas and one in Illinois, closed due to state law. These three plants were owned by Belgian companies and served a European market in which human consumption of horses is a more acceptable practice.

In recent months, the Illinois legislature has begun working to overturn its horse slaughter ban in order to reestablish this business in its state. Montana is introducing legislation which would encourage the construction of horse slaughter plants there. Additionally, other states are introducing resolutions which oppose HR 503, the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act, a federal bill that would ban horse slaughter nationally.

While no horse slaughtering plants have ever existed in Wisconsin , Senator Plale’s legislation would ensure that none are allowed to locate here in the future. This bill is necessary at this time because other states are introducing resolutions and legislation which are in favor of horse slaughter. “The message I want to send with this legislation is, do not even think about locating a horse slaughter plant in Wisconsin because you’re not welcome here.” Plale said.

“Horses are farm animals, they are companion animals, they’re racing animals, and they’re beautiful animals. They serve many, many wonderful purposes and food shouldn’t be one of them.” Plale continued.

Plale’s bill banning the slaughter of horses for human consumption is Senate Bill 142. It was introduced on March 31st and referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education where it is now available to be scheduled for a public hearing.

Senator Plale acknowledges that introducing the bill is just the first step. “If this is something you really care about, let your legislator know that. If it’s important to an awful lot of people back home, it’s going to become important to their legislators.”

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Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter

  • Edited 4/21/2009 11:29 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)
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jakejake17

From: jakejake17

4/21/09

hello c jaffe 1  thanks for the doulble space list. i wear tri focals, so i need all the help i can get.  working hard on phonecalls, and now i have my fax macine going. thanks so much.  ruthie   fob
Guest

From: Guest

4/21/09

my pleasure! Thanks for being on board to help the horses.
Guest

From: Guest

4/21/09

I just posted the WI info in its own Thread in this Folder.

http://forums.prospero.com/alexbrown/messages?msg=36247.1

Is there any specific action we are being asked to take re this?

ADDED ON EDIT -

specific action we are asked to take re the WI anti HS bill, is in post 2 of the thread noted above -

http://forums.prospero.com/alexbrown/messages?msg=36247.2

  • Edited 4/22/2009 10:53 am ET by CJaffe1
Guest

From: Guest

4/22/09

GREAT PROGRESS ON THE FEDERAL FRONT!

Just looked at thomas.gov and went "WOW" when I saw we have FIVE new cosponsors for HR 503 for a grand total of 120. They are:

Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] - 4/21/2009
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] - 4/21/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 4/21/2009
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 4/21/2009
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 4/21/2009

and then I went to S 727 and lo and behold we have TWO new cosponsors in the Senate as well, raising number to 16:

Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 4/21/2009

Great work, everybody who's been working on this.

Will get the revised lists up shortly at Comments and via editing my earlier posts on this Thread. Just wanted to give you all a nice rush like I got when I saw the news!

(Deb you'll want to edit your post 1 as well...)

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Debra, WI (DebraWI)

From: Debra, WI (DebraWI)

4/22/09

Yes!! Very Cool! Will update the current strategy list in a bit:)

Debra, WI - Americans Against Horse Slaughter

  • Edited 4/22/2009 11:35 am ET by Debra, WI (DebraWI)
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