Your help is needed immediately to protect the Arctic Refuge!
For all of you who have stuck with us and helped us over the years to protect the refuge, we tell you this: Of all the votes on this issue over the years, this vote is the most important. House and Senate negotiators are close to agreement on a budget resolution that is expected to include language that would open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. If the final agreement includes the budget language, the vote on final passage of the budget will be the most critical vote ever for the fate of the Arctic Refuge.
House and Senate negotiators are close to agreement on a budget resolution that may include language that would open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. We expect a vote as soon as tomorrow!
Every time we've come so close to seeing oil drilling in this truly amazing wilderness, advocates like you have stepped up to the plate, and pushed back efforts by some of the most powerful lobbyists and special interest groups in the world! And we've pushed back their efforts with massive grassroots efforts all across the country -- we've beaten them before and we can do so again! WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN SAVE THE REFUGE!
This is the time to get out your phone tree, fire up your e-mail contact list, and get all your friends and family involved!
Every single member of Congress will cast an important vote on this issue - call your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative right now and urge them to oppose any budget for FY'06 that includes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! You can reach your lawmakers instantly by calling the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121-- where they will immediately connect you with your lawmaker!
Please note: Some Members of Congress have been strong supporters of Arctic Refuge protection and are poised to do the right thing on this vote. We encourage you to see how they have voted on recent Arctic Refuge votes. Thank them if they voted recently to oppose Arctic Refuge oil drilling. Click here for the latest vote in the U.S. House of Representatives: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2005/roll122.xml
Click here for the latest Senate vote:
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When You Call
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Thank you! Don't forget -- there is more than one way to make your voice heard! For more information or to write your lawmaker an instant message on the issue via our special website, please click here.