Pro-Sovereignty Bill Needs Your Immediate Action!

Action Alert!                Action Alert!

September 18, 2000

One of the biggest pro-sovereignty and private property rights bills in recent history will be voted on in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday, September 20. The American Land Sovereignty Protection Act (S.510) would protect national sovereignty and private property rights by requiring congressional approval before United States land can be declared a U.N. Biosphere Reserve or World Heritage Site.

Currently, over 51 million acres of U.S. land have been designated U.N. Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites—WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL!!!

Congress MUST be given the power to prevent the U.N. from inflicting any more pain and suffering on U.S. landowners.

Through its Biosphere Reserves and Heritage Sites, the United Nations has been successful in kicking property owners off their land, stifling the mining industry and crippling timber companies.

SINCE WHEN DOES THE U.N. HAVE MORE OF A SAY IN UNITED STATES LAND POLICY THAN U.S. LAND OWNERS?!

The following Senators in the Energy Committee are straddling the fence, and have not committed to supporting this vital piece of pro-sovereignty legislation. They are:

Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL): (202) 224-2854

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA): (202) 224-5824

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM): (202) 224-5521

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND): (202) 224-2551

If we don’t pass S. 510 before the October 6 recess—WE WILL HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN IN THE NEXT CONGRESS!!

Action to Take

1. Call the members of the Energy Committee listed above, ESPECIALLY SEN. FITZGERALD, and urge them to support the “American Land Sovereignty Protection Act.”

2. It is also urgent that you CALL BOTH OF YOUR SENATORS and demand that they cosponsor S. 510. Also, urge them to ask Sen. Majority Leader Trent Lott to bring S. 510 to the floor for a vote before Congress adjourns on October 6. Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-3121. (Simply ask for your Senator by name)

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.