October 29, 2019-- Audubon Connecticut flew into DC last week to meet with members of Connecticut's House and Senate and discuss several bipartisan legislative opportunities related to climate, and federal funding for wildlife conservation.
In a show of the grassroots power of the Audubon network, we were joined by fellow state and national office staff. Marnie Urso, policy director for Audubon Great Lakes was invited by the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife to testify on behalf of two important bills aimed at conserving birds and other wildlife, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2019 (RAWA) and the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019.
We were pleased to meet with staff at the offices of Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy, as well as Representative Courtney, Representative Hayes, Representative Himes, and Representative Larson.
In each meeting we asked our congressional delegates to offer their support for two bipartisan legislative opportunities related to climate: the Better Energy Storage Act of 2019 (H.R.2986/S.1602) and the Extension of Clean Energy Tax Incentives (H.R.3961/S.2289) and (H.R.3301/S.617).
We look forward to continuing discussions back in Connecticut, and are extremely grateful to all who met with us and continue to work with us on behalf of birds and people.