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Join Date: Dec 2000
Member # 2510
Location: Miami, Fl
Texas Sierra Club Meeting
- The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and Alliance for a Clean Texas are holding a Statewide Environmental Lobby Day on Monday February 26th. Travelling to Austin, visiting with your legislators, and sharing your concerns and experience as a constituent can make a big impact on the future of Texas' air, water and natural resources. We will hold a training session on Sunday, February 25th from 2:00-5:00 to share information about the issues, the legislative process, and how to deliver a compelling and targeted message to a legislator. The training session will be followed by a dinner at Threadgill’s restaurant. Lobbying will begin on Monday morning after a breakfast in the capitol cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to participate in the legislative process and make a difference! We encourage you to make the trip to Austin. A limited amount of financial assistance is available for travel, lodging--scholarship decisions will be made on Friday 16th.
For more detailed information and a schedule of events please visit the Chapter website at www.sierraclub.org/chapters/tx and click on Statewide Environmental Lobby Day (make sure and look at the RSVP form also). If you would like to speak to a staff person about lobby day, please call Jennifer or Erin at 512/477-1729 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The key areas that Alliance for a Clean Texas will focus on for Lobby Day are:
-clean air (closing the grandfather loophole)
-assuring and adequate supply of clean water for human and environmental needs
-funding for parks and natural resource conservation
-reforming the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
-stopping a national radioactive waste dump from being licensed and built in Texas
-removing "volume discount" fee caps for big polluters
We look forward to seeing you on Lobby Day!
Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club
Ian, all the way from sunny South Florida where women are in bikinis all year long!