Instructions if you need them
Click on any name in the left column to go to full contact details for that person. You will find either a link to the contact page on their website (for almost all the Congressmen it is done this way) or an email form which you have to put your own name and email address into. In either case you will also find a "Suggested Subject Line" and a "Suggested Message Body". You can copy and paste those into the email form (if there is one) or into the corresponding fields on the contacts own website page if there isn't. You can also just use them as a bit of a guideline and write your own words into the "Subject" and "Message Body" fields. If you don't think you are seeing what you expect to see, scroll down the page a bit and look there. If there is an email form you will have to scroll to the bottom of the page, fill in the four letters you see in the box and then click "send".
Send a Message
Help bring H.R. 1584 and your support for it to the attention of your Congressmen and Senators. They don't use email so you will have to go to the websites of your Congressman and our two Senators (or your own if you aren't in Florida). The Florida Delegation's contact links and an example message you can copy and paste into the message box on their website are here.
The example message on each link page is for the Turtle vs. Longlines issue. The example message below if for H.R.1584 which is a proposed amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act which will, simply put, take away the excuse that NMFS keeps using that the bill gives them "no choice but to close down" fishery after fishery. It will allow for common sense and flexibility to be a part of the regulatory process.
H.R. 1584: Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2009 has been introduced and has been sent to the House Committee on Natural Resources . A similar version of this bill has died in committee the past two years. Please do not let this happen this year. This bill proposes nothing more than a common sense approach to fishery regulation that should have been in the re-authorized Magnuson-Stevens Act from the beginning and will help provide some desperately needed relief for beleaguered commercial fisheries and fishermen. Fishermen who are a part of your constituency and fisheries that employ thousands of your constituents both directly and in related peripheral industries such as Seafood Dealers, Truckers, Restaurants, and all tourism related industry. These fishermen are hard working Floridians who need your help in these trying times.