To All Who Care!
I was just asked by someone who is rather politically savvy on "how things are done" if all the wild horse and burro groups were circulating a "Group Letter" of opposition to the appointment of Ken Salazar to the Secretary of the Interior. They said we must have it in by tomorrow...
Due to time constraints, I have drafted such a Group Letter and it is attached. Please consider signing it with your organization and contact information and submitting it to John Podesta, a Key Staff member of the Obama Transition Team at John.Podesta@ptt.gov
Please also encourage everyone you know who cares about public lands and wild horses and burros to PROTEST this travesty and absolute betrayal of the public trust!
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
NO CHANGE - MORE OF THE SAME - AMERICAN SHAME
Much of our public lands, resources and the agencies overseeing them have now reached critical levels of concern due to the long-standing policies of the past accelerated by the last eight years of blatant disregard for both law and public outcry. The American people were promised change under your leadership; the appointment of Mr. Salazar represents a betrayal of the public trust and fails utterly to fulfill that promise.
The Wild Horse and Burro Program overseen by the Bureau of Land Management is currently in shambles, a poignant illustration of the magnitude of crisis much of our public lands, resources, wildlife and their ever-shrinking habitats now face.
Over 30,000 wild horses and burros are now headed for slaughter due solely to gross malfeasance, lack of oversight or accountability as well as the insidious policies of political meddling and corruption versus sound science based decisions that have pervasively corroded the wise stewardship of our Nation’s resources.
NOW is the time for strong, progressive and visionary leadership in efforts to repair what may be irreparable. There is no more time to waste on yet another politically motivated appointment that serves only special interests; not the American people or our children!
Ken Salazar promotes more of the same destructive policies and we strongly oppose his appointment as the Secretary of the Interior!
SUPPORT RAUL GRIJALVA FOR TRUE CHANGE!
~CHANGE YOUR MIND~