Saturday, August 1, 2009

The PAW Act and Wolves Update Summer 2009

We are making some serious headway this summer! On the heels of Palin's exit as Alaska's Governor, 15 more representatives signed on as cosponsors for the PAW Act, bringing the PAW Act cosponsor count to an impressive 106 representatives in the House. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island joined Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Ben Cardin of Maryland as a Senate cosponsor of the PAW Act. It is important to note that the PAW Act was actually introduced by California Senator Dianne Feinstein. Thank you to everyone in government for your support!

With the funds that Defenders of Wildlife has received in support of wolves, they were able to run a powerful new ad in Roll Call, one of Capitol Hill’s most influential publications. By doin so, a powerful message has been sent to Congress about the need for action to save wolves.

Even with the addition of some very powerful allies, there remains a serious battle ahead. Now is the time to step up our efforts in this fight.

Please consider making a donation to help support the Campaign to Stop the Alaska Wolf Massacre’s efforts to captialize on this amazing momentum and build even more vital support for the PAW Act.

Representatives are headed to their home districts for the August congressional recess, and senators will return home at the end of the week. However, we must continue our fight to end Alaska’s awful aerial wolf-killing programs and to prevent this terrible practice from spreading to other states.

We have to make August the month to gain more wildlife supporters! Defenders is putting the spotlight on the dirty truth about aerial gunning through their powerful new video and contacting more Congressional offices to build support for the PAW Act. Please help them by reaching out to others for further support and by stepping up your financial support, if you are able. Please remember that everyone can do something. Strong voices are needed just as much as monetary dontations.

Please lend your voice or make a donation - or both! - to support the efforts of Defenders of Wildlife throughout August to build even more support for the PAW Act.

Together, we can Save the Wolves Now!