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Dear Editor Help Save the NSA Vote

Sedona AZ (September 23, 2010) – The SedonaEye.com received this Letter to the Editor regarding pending HR 4823 in the United States Congress sponsored by Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, CD-1:


Yesterday, the NSA Designation (HR 4823) was debated on the floor of the House of Congress, under rules of suspension.  This was the only way our Congressional Representative, Ann Kirkpatrick, would have been able to move the Bill within the timeframe of this Congress.  If the Bill does not move before the end of this Congress, it dies and the whole process has to be re-started.  Under the rules of suspension, non-controversial bills can be debated with restricted discussion time and need to be passed by a two-thirds majority.  Ann, together with support from the NSA Coalition, has set out from the start to show that this Bill had vast bipartisan support.  It was hoped that the Bill, already passed unanimously out of committee, would be able to get the support it needed to pass.  All was well, until yesterday evening when the Republicans requested a postponement of vote so that a full recorded vote could be taken.  This can happen anytime now (today or tomorrow).  At the same time, the Republican Leadership has asked its membership to vote against the Bill – to kill it.

I am asking each and every one of you to pick up your phone and call at least one of the following Republican Congressional Representatives in neighboring states and urge them to support this bi-partisan effort here in Sedona and the surrounding areas to protect the wonder of the Red Rocks.  Let them know that we have been fighting for years to get an NSA Designation which would just do that – stop land exchanges within the National Forest Area!  Tell them that it does NOT affect private lands and is just making permanent what already exists in the current National Forest Management Plan.  Such a designation will encourage tourism and will help the economy of Sedona and the surroundings area.

Here is the list.  I hope you can take a few moments today or early tomorrow and call some of these Republican Representatives.

Thank you,

Marlene Rayner



Senator John McCain (R- AZ) 202-224-2235 202-228-2862 http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?
Senator Jon Kyl (R- AZ) 202-224-4521 202-224-2207 http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Representative Trent Franks (R – 02) 202-225-4576 202-225-6328 https://franks.house.gov/contacts/new
Representative John Shadegg (R – 03) 202-225-3361 202-225-3462 http://johnshadegg.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm
Representative Jeff Flake (R – 06) 202-225-2635 202-226-4386 https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml


Colorado Delegation

Member Name DC Phone DC FAX Electronic Correspondence
Representative Doug Lamborn (R – 05) 202-225-4422 202-226-2638 http://lamborn.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=129
Representative Mike Coffman (R – 06) 202-225-7882 202-226-4623 http://forms.house.gov/coffman/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm



Wally Herger (202)225-2076

Daniel Lungren (202)225-5716

Tom McClintock (202)225-2511

George Radanovich (202)225-4540

Davin Nunes  (202)225-2523

Kevin McCarthy (202)225-2915

Elton Gallegly (202)225-5811

Howard McKeon (202)225-1956

David Brelow 202-225-2305

Edward Royce 202-225-4111

Jerry Lewis 202-225-5861

Ken Calvert 202-225-1936

Mary Bono Mack 202-225-5330

Dana Rohrbacher 202-225-2415

John Campbell 202-225-5611

Darrell Issa 202-225-3906

Brian Bilbray 202-225-0508

Duncan Hunter 202-225-5672


District 2: Dean Heller (R)
Phone Number: DC: 202-225-6155 District: 775-686-5760
E Mail: http://heller.house.gov/zipauth.shtml
Address: 125 Cannon – House Office Building


Jason Chaffetz

Washington Office:
1032 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-7751
Fax: (202) 225-5629
Web site: http://chaffetz.house.gov/

Rob Bishop

Washington Office:
124 Cannon Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-0453
Fax: (202) 225-5857


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1 Comment

  1. Ed Hanley says:

    I have called both of my Senators, again. I have expressed my reasons for their NO vote to the passage of NSA Designation (HR 4823). We don’t need any more Federal Govenment management of anything in our lives!
    I am confident that HR- 4823 will die, and hopefully have a stake thought it’s heart.
    Ed Hanley

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