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April 9 DNR Nature Election and Vote in every community; poster templates to used (edited) for your community are attached. Please network, attend, run for election!

07 Apr

To access information regarding the Annual Wisconsin department of’ Natural Resouces (DNR) Election and Vote go here. Discussed is the NEW online input option. A link to the 2019 Spring Hearing Questionnaire is provided, along with voting locations and the 2019 Spring flyer, and proposed changes to the wildlife and fisheries rule language. Finally, information regarding the resolution and election process is provided

Attached are posters developed by Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic for citizens to adapt to post on bulletin boards in their communities – humane societies, coffee shops, health food stores and co-ops, libraries, book stores, pet stores, and community centers. View the 8-1/2″ x 11″ format flyer / brochure here and the 11″ x 17″ version poster format here. From these links, simply download content to your computer. Then use the print screen option to make an image file which can be printed.

As noted above, the locations, questionnaire and descriptions regarding how to make a policy proposal (resolution) are all on the DNR website. Simply delete the location in the text box and replace (and size) your county location in the box to send out to your circle of influence, print and post. A little grassroots work can go a long way to opening up this election and vote to all citizens. It would be important that they be up over the weekend so people have time to see them.

The posters can also be printed in black and white too. So far this year, I have put up about 30 of them around Madison and left 125 flyers. Last year I put out 1000 flyers at Whole Foods, Willy St. Co-ops and other venues.

I really encourage all of you interested in addressing climate change, factory farming, fracking, plastics, and wildlife issues and safe public lands – to come and bring your ideas for change. Make a resolution to support THE GREEN NEW DEAL. Or ban single use plastics. Or protect wetlands and beavers – whatever your concern is (and there are many) – please send me any resolutions and I will try to network them out to other counties.

We need humane candidates running in every county for the two – year and three -year positions up for grabs every year. It is a very low time commitment of 4 meetings a year. I have had people express concern about their knowledge or background. Just know that almost all of the delegates are and have always been hunters and trappers just promoting privatizing our public lands to killing wildlife. The DNR web site states that 90% of its funding to man-age wildlife is coming from killing licenses. Many of these delegates do not believe in science or climate change and know nothing of mass extinction and the accelerating threats to human survival on a besieged planet (by us!). You just have to care about your world to run.

So please step up. If humane attendees have no option for a humane candidate, it can get discouraging so they do not return.

The Madravenspeak Column coming out Sunday, April 8 encourages citizens to make policy proposals (explained at the above WDNR link as resolutions). Bring 3 copies to the election and submit them to the panel BEFORE the event starts at 7 p.m. Keep one extra copy to read.

Come between 6 and 7 to register with ID. Please do not stay in the foyer filling out the questionnaire – go immediately into the room to do it because the election is the first event of the night and we need everyone there to have a chance against the NRA, hunters, trappers and hounders who dominate.

A cheat sheet identifying the most humane answers was developed by the Alliance for Animals. It can be found here.

NEW: Online Input Option from the DNR’s website:

Click here for 2019 Spring Hearing Online Input Option

 For the first time ever, the DBR and the Wisconsin Conservation Congress will be providing an opportunity for the public to weigh-in on the Spring Hearing questions through an online option. The online input option will be provided through a link that will be posted on this page and will go live at 7:00 p.m. on April 8. The online version will remain open for three days (72 hours). Individuals in attendance at the Spring Hearings can choose to fill out the paper input form the night of the hearing or take a random verifiable number that can be submitted through the online system. The random verifiable number will allow an individual’s input to be tallied along with the input provided by in-person attendees in the county in which they attended.

*Individuals who are unable to attend a Spring Hearing in person can provide input through the online version (without the random verifiable number). This input will be compiled and considered with the overall input but will be separate from the county-specific (in-person) input.

*Individuals who are unable to attend a Spring Hearing in person can provide input through the online version (without the random verifiable number). This input will be compiled and considered with the overall input but will be separate from the county-specific (in-person) input.

*Online input frequently asked questions [PDF]

*With the addition of the online option for providing input, the results of the Spring Hearings will not be available the following day as they have been in the past. Results will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.

*The election of WCC delegates and input on citizen introduced resolutions will remain unchanged and will require in-person participation.

*If you have questions or issues with the online input option please email staff at SpringHearingInfo@Wisconsin.gov.

*Questions or comments related to the DNR proposed rule changes should be directed to Scott Karel for wildlife questions or Meredith Penthorn for fisheriest. Online input frequently asked questions [PDF]
href=”mailto:SpringHearingInfo@Wisconsin.gov”>SpringHearingInfo@Wisconsin.gov

Once again, plan to attend, participate and network this event. Apologies for the delay in getting this information out to you. Nevertheless, any action taken by you will support humane change in Wisconsin.

Thanks.

Patricia

 
2 Comments

Posted by on April 7, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “April 9 DNR Nature Election and Vote in every community; poster templates to used (edited) for your community are attached. Please network, attend, run for election!

  1. Exposing the Big Game

    April 8, 2019 at 4:16 pm

     
  2. Deb Potts

    April 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    have you put out “best way to vote for wildlife” list for this year’s voting yet?

     

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