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Send A Wake Up Call To Your Representatives on Tule Springs This Week

From Jill DeStefano, representing the Protectors of Tule Springs:

Greetings all –

On June 7-8th, we would like to mount a sit-up-take-notice campaign aimed at Nevada’s Congressional delegation. Why? Because

NOW is the time to get Tule Springs legislation introduced – to assure its passage during this Congress!

NOW is the time to remind Nevada’s Congressional delegation of the amazing support this community has expressed to make Tule Springs a national monument managed by the National Park Service!

NOW is the time to show Nevadans that our representatives work TOGETHER on Nevada land legislation as they have in the PAST!!

This is NOT a partisan issue. Protectors of Tule Springs has members of every political affiliation. This is about preserving one of the most important Ice Age Fossil sites in the World!

(Feel free to use and please edit to make these points relevant to the endorsing individual/organization.)

  • Last November, with noteworthy collaboration, the Clark County Commission, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas City Councils and the Tribal Council of the Southern Nevada Paiute Tribe UNANIMOUSLY PASSED resolutions asking Nevada’s Congressional to make Tule Springs a national monument, managed by the National Park Service. These elected officials represent more than a million Southern Nevada residents.
  • In the ensuing months, a broad range of stakeholders and varied groups have worked together to outline boundaries and details, and all have come together in the spirit of collaboration to make Tule Springs a model urban national park.
  • We appeal NOW to Nevada’s Congressional delegation to file legislation with anticipation that this legislation will be passed during this Congress.
  • Tule Springs is, as you undoubtedly know, is a significant paleontological site with fossils that span 7,000 to nearly 200,000 years ago. This site is expected to attract visitors from around the world, as well as global scientific interest. Thank you for your support in this vital, essential legislative action.

The most effective way to really make our point stand out will be to flood Congressional offices with snail mail, faxes, email and phone calls. If possible, we need to rally individuals and organizations …. We’re looking for numbers.

North Las Vegas Mastadon Bones

Senator John Ensign
Washington D.C. Office
119 Russell Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6244
Fax: (202) 228-2193
TTY: (202) 228-3364
Las Vegas Office
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8203
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Phone: (702) 388-6605
Fax: (702) 388-6501
Nevada Toll Free: (877) 894-7711

Senator Harry Reid
Washington D.C. Office
522 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3542
Fax: (202) 224-7327
Nevada Toll Free: (866) SEN-REID (736-7343)
Las Vegas Office
Lloyd D. George Building
333 Las Vegas Boulevard
South, Suite 8016
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 388-5020
Fax: (702) 388-5030

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
Washington, D.C. Office
405 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5965
Fax: (202) 225-3119
Las Vegas Office
2340 Paseo Del Prado, Suite D-106 Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 220-9823
Fax: (702) 220-9841

Congressman Dean Heller
Washington, D.C. Office
125 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6155 /// Fax: (202) 225-5679
Las Vegas Office
600 Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 680
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone:(702) 255-1651 / Fax: (702) 255-1927

Congresswoman Dina Titus
Washington D.C. Office
319 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3252
Fax: (202) 225-2185
Las Vegas Office
8215 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 205
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: (702) 387-4941
Fax: (702) 837-0728

I would add that if you happen to actually see your representative around asking for your vote, tell them that Tule Springs is a priority for you. I know some of you are working phone banks and volunteering for these people, too. Tell the campaign staff how important the issue is to you.

Cross-posted from Nor’Town.

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