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I have been searching for info on how to prose a bill. Does anyone have any information or links on this process handy?

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<font color="yellow">not exactly sure, but maybe start with you local elected officials then get them to hammer your states congress persons, and so on...I haven't found an online site with a button that says "click here to propose a new bill to congress", but that would make it so much easier <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">...

Bills need backing and funding and support, your local officials should be able to steer you in the right direction...

oh yeah, be sure to post any info you find for us to use too...</font c>

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Check out www.yourcongress.com They have lots of good info on how to contact congresspeople and I think I saw something about writting a bill there. I signed up for their emails to track my congressmen. Basically it searches the congressional record and informs you everytime their name is mentioned. Unfortunately one of my Senators is named Sessions, so I get alot of other stuff too.

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Thanks Doc.

YourCongress.com is a great start.

For years the eco-terrorists have been suing various goverment departments, our organizations have recently started doing the same.

I feel we also need to start some bills of our own. I have an idea for one and I'm sure there are better ideas out there.

The first step is to actually figure out what is involved for someone like you and me to actually create a bill and support it.
 

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No, it didn't see...that is AWESOME <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">. Thank you very much!

This is something that we really need to start utilizing!!

I'll let my cat out of the bag now, the bill I want to propose is to not allow hiking in wilderness areas.

Whadda think?
 

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Interesting thought Joe. I don't like it for the simple reason that there are actually some extreme wackos who really feel that way and we could actually end up allowing something that shouldn't be.

My personal feelings are what we need is a graduated protection system. While I feel NO human presance is ridiculous, I see the need for SOME Designated Wilderness as it is presently proscribed. What is lacking is the next level of protection that allows ALL forms of recreation while protecting the land from developement. Something along the lines of the Blue Ribbion Coalition's Backcountry Recreation Areas. I've already written my congressmen supporting this idea and even showing the argument that while we presently have National Recreation Areas, they are managed by the National Park Service and thus are managed for protection, not multiple use. I've had problems with a local NRRA that had legally open trails on it that not only didn't know when asked, couldn't tell me anything about them (other than to buy the Trails Illustrated map and it was correct, which it wasn't), but also doesn't advertise motorized access.

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Robert,

My girlfriend feels the same way you do.

I'm also considering proposing a wilderness corridor for every X amount of wilderness acreage. This was also proposed at some BLM meetings between us and "them" during the desert protection tragedy.
 

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Originally posted by Joe V:
<STRONG>Robert,

My girlfriend feels the same way you do.

I'm also considering proposing a wilderness corridor for every X amount of wilderness acreage. This was also proposed at some BLM meetings between us and "them" during the desert protection tragedy.</STRONG>
Excellent idea! I personally think that there is presently enough Designated Wilderness, however we do need to protect some more land for recreation. I think last I looked at Designated Wilderness Acerage it was something like 4% of the U.S landmass (not just federally controlled lands).

Robert
 
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