New Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Co-Sponsors and Reminder of May 22nd Deadline

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is gaining momentum in Congress.  As of this month, 52 members of Congress have joined Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.) and Debbie Dingell (D.-Mich.), the lead sponsors of H.R. 4647, in co-sponsoring the bill.

There’s more work to be done! We’re expecting a companion bill in the Senate in the near future and we’ll need continued outreach across the country to secure co-sponsors.

AFS is encouraging all Chapters to sign this letter of support before May 22.  It will be delivered to members of Congress to demonstrate the support in their respective states for this important piece of legislation.  Thank you to the 33 Chapters and Student Subunits that have joined the AFS headquarters office in support of the bill.

Don’t forget, members of Congress will be in their districts May 28-June 1. It’s a great time to let your elected representatives know that you support dedicated funding for state-based proactive conservation through the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.  Contact AFS Policy Director Drue Winters ([email protected]) for more information.