Call to Action and Lobby Day 4/20

Connecticut Land Conservation Call to Action & Lobby Day (4/20)

Call-in or Email on April 13, 14, 15
Please join land trusts, conservation organizations, municipal land use commissioners and people, like YOU, who care about conservation from across Connecticut in calling and/or emailing your state legislators on April 13th, 14th and 15th to send a strong message that land conservation matters to you and your community.  

Find your legislators and their contact info HERE.  

Call your legislators* at the numbers below:
House Democrats: (860) 240-8500
House Republicans: (860) 240-8700
Senate Democrats: (860) 240-8600
Senate Republicans: (860) 240-8800

Email Reminder on April 18,19
Email your legislators to follow up on the calls and emails you made, invite them to the Connecticut Land Conservation Lobby Day on April 20, and ask to schedule a meeting to discuss your concerns. 

(See suggested format below)

Attend Land Conservation Lobby Day on April 20
Please join CLCC and our conservation partners from across the state to celebrate land conservation in Connecticut and ask legislators to protect funding for conservation programs and staff, and support legislation to protect our public lands through a Constitutional Amendment.

When:  April 20, 2016, 10am – 12pm
Where:  Room 1A, Legislative Office Building (LOB), 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford 0610
Limited display space will also be available in the Concourse between the LOB and the Capitol
Download a Call to Action/Lobby Day Flyer below.

Please RSVP to abpaterson@ctconservation.org

OUR GOAL?  At least one representative from every land trust and conservation commission in the state will attend Lobby Day!

Suggested format for your email ... in your own words:

Dear State Rep/State Senator ________________:

I am concerned about the proposed cuts to the Budget impacting land conservation programs, State Parks, the Council on Environmental Quality and other programs that protect the environment.  I also feel very strongly that the protection of public conservation, recreation, open space and agricultural lands is a matter of public trust and support a Constitutional Amendment to ensure that they should not be sold or given away by the state without a comprehensive review and ample opportunity for public input.  Land conservation matters to me and my community because:

[Provide your own examples of how the cuts and state land transfers will impact you and your community, such as:

  • a story, an experience and a photo exemplifying the importance of conservation to you & your town
  • a description of the work of your organization, its volunteers, and the impacts your programs have had on your community
  • a pending project that has been awarded a DEEP open space grant, but has not yet closed.  (Add details about your project including the public/private match funding that has or will be leveraged by the grant; hours and transaction costs committed.  Describe how losing this grant due to further cuts to the Community Investment Act would have an impact on your organization and the community.} ]

 

I plan to attend CT Land Conservation Lobby Day, April 20, 10am-12pm, Room 1A, LOB.  I hope that you will join me there in a show of support for land conservation in our community and state.

Thank you for your consideration and leadership.  I look forward to seeing you on April 20.

Your name/organization affiliation (if applicable)

 

Files for download: