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Iowa Horse Lovers

Lets bond together and see where we can get with a petition to our State of Iowa Lawmakers to create more funding for trails and accesses for horse related activities.. 

Update:
http://www.horsecouncil.org/ahc-action-alert-senate-amendment-threatens-recreational-trails-program

American Horse Council ACTION ALERT!
Senate Amendment Threatens Recreational Trails Program
Submitted on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 15:34

Senator  Rand Paul (R-KY) is planning to offer an amendment (S. Amdt1742) to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations act (S.1243) that would strip all funding from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP).

The Paul amendment would transfer all funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program to pay for bridge repairs. RTP is part of the Transportation Alternatives Program and would lose all its funding in FY 2014 if this amendment passes and the bill becomes law.The American Horse Council urges all recreational riders and trail users to call their Senators and ask them to vote no on Lets bond together and see where we can get with a petition to our State of Iowa Lawmakers to create more funding for trails and accesses for horse related activities.. Update:http://www.horsecouncil.org/ahc-action-alert-senate-amendment-threatens-recreational-trails-programAmerican Horse Council ACTION ALERT!Senate Amendment Threatens Recreational Trails ProgramSubmitted on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 15:34Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is planning to offer an amendment (S. Amdt1742) to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations act (S.1243) that would strip all funding from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP).The Paul amendment would transfer all funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program to pay for bridge repairs. RTP is part of the Transportation Alternatives Program and would lose all its funding in FY 2014 if this amendment passes and the bill becomes law.The American Horse Council urges all recreational riders and trail users to call their Senators and ask them to vote no on Senate Amendment 1742 to the  2014 Transportation Appropriations bill (S. 1243) . Since its inception RTP has provided money for thousands of state and local trail projects across the country, including many that benefit equestrians.  RTP provides funding directly to the states for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for all recreational trail users.  It is funded with a portion of the gas taxes paid into the Highway Trust Fund by recreational off-highway vehicle users.You can reach your Senators by calling the Congressional switchboard at (202) 225-3121.  Ask for your Senators’ office.A vote on this amendment is possible in the near future so it is important that trail user act now. www.govtrack.us/congress/members/IA‎ to find your Senator and Email them today! [Sample of email]Dear Senator _____________It has recently come to my attention as a horse lover and a recreational state park trail rider from ___________county, _____[State].Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is planning tooffer an amendment (S. Amdt1742) to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations act (S.1243) that would strip all funding from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP).The Paul amendment would transfer all funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program to pay for bridge repairs. RTP is part of the Transportation Alternatives Program and would lose all its funding in FY 2014 if this amendment passes and the bill becomes law.I in all urgency wish for you to 'VOTE NO!!' on Senate Amendment 1742 to the  2014 Transportation Appropriations bill (S. 1243) . or to strike the part of stripping all funding from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP). As there has been many thousands of dollars invested into the bicycle trail programs from abandoned old railroad beds that their needs to be preservation for those and nature trails alike. Sincerely Yours A voting Tax-paying Citizen,___________________of ______________[county) of ________[state]Since its inception RTP has provided money for thousands of state and local trail projects across the country, including many that benefit equestrians.  RTP provides funding directly to the states for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for all recreational trail users.  It is funded with a portion of the gas taxes paid into the Highway Trust Fund by recreational off-highway vehicle users.You can reach your Senators by calling the Congressional switchboard at (202) 225-3121.  Ask for your Senators’ office.A vote on this amendment is possible in the near future so it is important that trail user act now. 

www.govtrack.us/congress/members/IA‎ to find your Senator and Email them today! 

[Sample of email]


Dear Senator _____________

It has recently come to my attention as a horse lover and a recreational state park trail rider from ___________county, _____[State].

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is planning tooffer an amendment (S. Amdt1742) to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations act (S.1243) that would strip all funding from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP).The Paul amendment would transfer all funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program to pay for bridge repairs. RTP is part of the Transportation Alternatives Program and would lose all its funding in FY 2014 if this amendment passes and the bill becomes law.

I in all urgency wish for you to 'VOTE NO!!' on Senate Amendment 1742 to the  2014 Transportation Appropriations bill (S. 1243) . or to strike the part of stripping all funding  from the Recreational Trail Program (RTP). As there has been many thousands of dollars invested into the bicycle trail programs from abandoned old railroad beds that their needs to be preservation for those and nature trails alike. 

Sincerely Yours A voting Tax-paying Citizen,

___________________of ______________[county) of ________[state]


Signed,

Julie Allender

This petition closed about 1 year ago

How this will help

Make your voice heard as once we collect over 2000 signatures I will send this to our Governor and local Senators and Legislature. Election time is soon approaching what a GREAT time to ask them questions :)

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