Desperate CARA Forces Turning to Dirty Tricks…

Your Immediate Action Needed!

The future of private property will be decided on June 27 and 28 when S. 25, The Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA), comes before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for mark-up. In an obvious effort to divide and confuse you, Senators are busy introducing “sleeper” CARA bills. All of these bills will then be combined into one—probably under a different number (got the strategy?) and then rushed to the Senate floor for a vote. This is a typical tactic of Congress when our elected officials are determined to pass an unpopular bill. Do not, repeat, DO NOT let them get away with it!

Two of the “sleeper” CARA bills that we know of are S. 2123 and S. 2181. Both are slightly altered versions of the original S.25, but the impact is the same in every respect. You should be outraged that these sort of devious tactics would be used to force a bill on the American citizens that is not only unwanted, but also could be used to coerce you off of your private property!

If passed, CARA will result in a massive, permanent $3 billion per year trust fund for the Federal government to invade rural America, shut down farms, close ranches and seal off billions of acres of private and public property from human use. This is easily the most destructive piece of legislation to come down the pike in years—as CARA will result in the BIGGEST Federal land-grabbing spree ever!

Send Sen. Murkowski and the Senate Energy Committee a strong message:

“NO on CARA!”

Do it today!


1. Listed below are the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. If your Senator is on this list, you MUST call and tell him to oppose S. 25, S. 2123, and S. 2181. Call early and often! Every environmental extremist organization is using their massive war chest to push CARA through. Your repeated calls are vital!

2. IMPORTANT: Even if your Senators are not on the list below, call them anyway. If CARA is not defeated in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next Tuesday and Wednesday, your Senators will be voting on this monster come July! Capitol Hill Senate Switchboard: (202) 224-3121—simply call and ask for your Senator by name.

Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-AK): Phone–(202) 224-6665 Fax–(202) 224-5301

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM): Phone–(202) 224-6621 Fax–(202) 224-7371

Sen. Don Nickles (R-OK): Phone–(202) 224-5754 Fax–(202) 224-6008

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID): Phone–(202) 224-2752 Fax–(202) 228-1067

Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO): Phone–(202) 224-5852 Fax–(202) 224-1933

Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY): Phone–(202) 224-6441 Fax–(202) 224-1724

Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR): Phone–(202) 224-3753 Fax–(202)228-3997

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY): Phone–(202) 224-4343 Fax–(202) 228-1373

Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL): Phone–(202) 224-2854 Fax–(202) 228-1372

Sen. Slade Gorton (R-WA): Phone–(202) 224-3441 Fax–(202) 224-9393

Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT): Phone–(202) 224-2644 Fax–(202) 224-8594

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM): Phone–(202) 224-5521 Fax–(202) 224-2852

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI): Phone–(202) 224-6361 Fax–(202) 224-2126

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND): Phone–(202) 224-2551 Fax–(202) 224-1193

Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL): Phone–(202) 224-3041 Fax–(202) 224-2237

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR): Phone–(202) 224-5244 Fax–(202) 228-2717

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD): Phone–(202) 224-5842 Fax–(202) 228-5765

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): Phone–(202) 224-5824 Fax–(202) 224-9735

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN): Phone–(202) 224-5623 Fax–(202) 228-1377

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR): Phone–(202) 224-4843 Fax–(202) 228-1371

3. Call Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Frank Murkowski (202-224-6665) and voice your strong opposition to CARA (S.25, S. 2123, and S. 2181). Everyone must make this call. Sen. Murkowski needs to know that underhanded attempts to diminish American private property rights WILL NOT BE TOLERATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is President of the American Policy Center and National Grassroots Coordinator for CFACT (Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow) working to help local activists organize into Freedom Pods ( He is also the author of three books, including Now Tell Me I Was Wrong, ERASE, and Sustainable: the WAR on Free Enterprise, Private Property, and Individuals.