|Contact Once More Before the Committee Votes on the Bill|
Great Work in Contacting your Representatives Last Week!
Last Wednesday’s hearing went well, see it here beginning at 31:27. Our concerns were heard by the committee, as mentioned by Rep. Kloba (36:00) Thanks to all who emailed, called, wrote, signed in CON, and testified. Now we have their attention.
Our strong opposition to an apiary location database will cause action by the pesticide industry. They may offer an amendment to “fix” Sec. 3, sub 2a. Such an amendment will be completely one-sided in favor of the pesticide industry.
The committee will vote on the bill this Wednesday the 24th. Please contact them on or before Monday (so they have a chance to read/hear you before Wednesday).Some things you could say: Thank them for hearing beekeepers’ concerns about Sec. 3, sub 2a Outside of that part, it’s a good bill But that part will be very damaging to beekeepers without huge changes Changing sec. 3, sub 2a now without consulting beekeepers won’t address all our concerns and gives pesticide applicators what they want: a backdoor way to avoid consequences of killing bees with pesticides Ask that they remove sec. 3, sub 2a from the bill so the task force can find a better way to protect pollinators for the reasons given in the hearing and many othersInclude 5253 in the subject line of your email.
Be brief and send Monday morning or sooner.
To write one email and send to all, copy and paste all the email addresses below in the BCC: field of your email:email@example.com
|To email them personally, click each link below. You can copy/paste the same message to each. Or call each office.|
Rep. Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 786-7960
Rep. Chapman email@example.com (564) 888-2321
Rep. Fitzgibbon firstname.lastname@example.org (564) 888-2362
Rep. Klicker Mark.Klicker@leg.wa.gov (360) 786-7836
Rep. Kloba email@example.com (564) 888-2377
Rep. Kretz firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 786-7988
Rep. Lekanoff email@example.com (360) 419-5266
Rep. McEntire Joel.McEntire@leg.wa.gov (360) 786-7870
Rep. Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 786-7906
Rep. Orcutt email@example.com (360) 786-7990
Rep. Ramos firstname.lastname@example.org (425) 654-4402
Rep. Schmick email@example.com (253) 275-1425
Rep. Shewmake firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 746-6939
Rep. Springer email@example.com (425) 947-8921