Nor’easter Broads • Entered by Nancy Frost on April 14, 2021

Advocacy Session

April 14, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 2
Post Admin hours 0.5
Activity Hours 1.5
Participants 5
Total Hours 10

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Advocacy (rallies, lobbying, meeting decision makers, letters/calls/emails)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Advocacy actions (35 letters/postcards)

Short Description of Activity

Permanent halt to oil/gas leasing on public lands: 5 letters to D Haaland, 5 signatures on petition
Executive Order 14008, Section 216b: 5 comments filed in support
Boundary Waters Canoe Area: 10 letters sent to Senators from Maine, NH, Massachusetts asking them to support revoking sulfite mining leasing and permanently prohibiting such mining in this area.8 letters sent to Haaland and Vilsack with same content.
H.R 5986: 2 letters sent to Congressional reps in MA (Presley, Clark) in support. Further discussion on this legislation planned for May Advocacy session.

Reflection/Evaluation

New organization system of info on issues instituted by Maida Tilchen facilitated an efficient letter writing session. Many comments about how much easier getting these letters out has become as people learn the mechanics of writing comments and letters.

Some Broads commented this month that the regular time of this meeting does not work for them. We will survey to see if there is a better time for those who wish to participate.

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