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Thirty-OneStates Will Not Speak for SCI on Lobby Day – Unless You Register Now!
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia have no SCI members registered to visit House and Senate offices on SCI’s Lobby Day on May 11, 2017.
Without representation from those states, there will be no one from SCI to inform the Congressmen and Senators from those 31 states about legislation that SCI wants to see passed this year and no one to explain about the important issues that this new Congress and new Administration should work on in the next several months.
For the first time in many years, our country has both a Congress and a President who are supportive of hunting. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to educate our government leaders and policy makers about changes we would like to see made in legislation and rules affecting hunting, wildlife management and conservation, and access. Now is the time to take advantage of this invaluable access to supportive leadership and to meet with the officials who can make the changes for which we have waited so long and worked so hard. This is not a Lobby Day to miss!
SCI’s Lobby Day will take place on May 11, 2017. It is the largest annual lobbying event in Washington, D.C. that focuses solely on hunting and conservation. SCI’s Washington D.C. Hunter Advocacy Department will organize meetings so that you, as a hunter-conservationist, can speak with your members of Congress and legislative staffs about the issues that are important to SCI and to you! SCI’s Hunter Advocacy staff will also prepare you with briefings and documents, so that you can provide your Congressmen and Senators with important information about our issues and with contact information so that they can continue to work with SCI, long after Lobby Day, to get favorable legislation passed.
If you are a resident of one of the 31 states listed above – your Congressmen and Senators won’t hear SCI’s message; won’t learn about legislation important to SCI and the hunting community; and won’t understand that SCI can provide them with background and resources to help develop and support laws favorable to hunting. SCI’s voice will be absent and a tremendous opportunity will slip away.
It will soon be too late to register for Lobby Day. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 20 by clicking here. Make your plans to come. Encourage your friends to register. Don’t let your state go silent on Lobby Day.
SCI has always been a leader in advocating on behalf of the hunting community and the 15.5 million hunters in the United States. As an SCI member, you have an invaluable opportunity to be part of that advocacy effort and to make certain that Congress hears what is important to hunters, hunting, and conservation. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to take an active role on May 11 in the changes taking place in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.
If you are interested in participating in SCI’s efforts to protect the freedom to hunt, please register for SCI’s Lobby Day immediately by clicking here.