This is important. Animals need your help NOW.
The House-Senate conference committee that will negotiate a final Farm Bill is working now.
We need to convince them to drop the King Amendment.
Don’t know what the King Amendment is? It’s an amendment that would over-rule the laws in individual states that enforce stricter animal care standards. Read more about it here.
And this from a legislator who supports states’ rights!
I’m asking you to please do your part to strike down the King Amendment.
Our best bet to defeat this amendment is to have it removed during conference committee. You can help make that happen.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to these four leaders of this conference committee, and ask them to remove the King amendment from the final Farm Bill:
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.: 202-224-4822
- Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.: 202-224-5054
- Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla.: 202-225-5565
- Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.: 202-225-2165
You can say: “I’m a concerned citizen, and I’m calling to urge you to oppose the King amendment and remove it from the Farm Bill. It’s a dangerous and radical attack on states’ rights.”
The argument that it attacks states’ rights is to get the more conservative members on board.
I called yesterday and was able to talk to staff for Stabenow and Lucas. I left a message for Cochran. The voice mail was full for Peterson, so I’ll hit him up again today.
Will you please call today? For animals?