Sea Otter Bill Update

July has been a tough month for otters! First the survey results, and now the otter bill’s been stumped.

In response to yesterday’s post, Barbara asked what we can do–certainly something we were all wondering here at the office.

I spoke with a legislative aid at Congressman Farr’s office today, and they are equally bummed out that the bill got pulled. The good news is, the bill itself is not the problem–it’s suffering from partisan political squabbling. The bad news is, this is difficult to fix.

What we CAN do is try to garner support for the bill, so when it makes it back onto the calendar, it will get the votes it needs to pass. We’re waiting to find out whose support is key, and we’ll be looking for help–if you’re interested in getting the call to arms, your best bet is to join our mailing list for Otter Yelps, our action alerts (go to the right side bar). In addition to online actions (quick and painless!) we will include suggested ways to help such as a more personalized letter, as well as phone calls to key Congressional offices.

Stay tuned and thanks for the support!

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About Allison

I am the new Executive Director of The Otter Project in Monterey, California! Originally from the Bay Area, I went to school in San Diego, and came back north to Monterey for graduate school, where I found my calling: saving sea otters! Working for The Otter Project combines my passion for environmental policy with my love of animals. When not advocating for sea otters, I enjoy yoga, volunteer wildlife rehab, reading, and spending time with my cat Alyssa, who, for the record, I did not name. I have been with The Otter Project since November of 2007.
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