Please send an email to democrats on the House Committee On Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water no later than Sunday, April 2!
See their email addresses and a sample letter below.
Email Members of the Committee
Representative Ken Helm, Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Annessa Hartman, Committee Vice-Chair: Rep.AnnessaHartman@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Mark Gamba: Rep.MarkGamba@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Pam Marsh: Rep.PamMarsh@oregonlegislature.gov
Representative Susan McLain: Rep.email@example.com
Example subject line: Say no to HB 3086 – instead support either -1 or -3 amendments
Dear House Committee On Agriculture, Land Use, Natural Resources, and Water,
As a concerned Oregon resident I urge you to vote no on HB 3086, a bill which would completely restructure the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission while silencing the voices of the majority of Oregonians. Supporters of this bill are trying to minimize the voice of the majority in favor of specific interests. Instead please support either the -1 or -3 amendments to the bill which were introduced recently. We believe that proportional representation based on people – not land or industry – is the best way to ensure the public interest is served.
The bill proponents have proposed a wholesale restructuring based on river basin management districts that would dilute the voices of the majority of Oregonians and reduce diversity on the Commission. Please go with a simple fix and maintain the existing model based on proportional representation to ensure that the public interest in fish, wildlife, and habitat will be represented and that we have a large and diverse candidate pool that reflects Oregon’s rapidly changing demographics.
It is the duty of the Commission to represent the public interest — they are the voice for all Oregonians in overseeing the agency. Proportional representation based on people – not land or industry – is the best way to ensure the public interest is served.