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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meetings on Corps of Engineers Plans to Close Six Tennessee Tailwaters

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Public Meetings This Week on Plan to Close Tailwaters
Help Us Save World-Class Fishing Below Our Dams
Dear Friends, 

TWF 1946 LogoWe wanted to remind you of two public meetings this week on the Corps of Engineers' plan to close six incredible Tennessee tailwater fisheries to boat fishing. We hope you'll join us:

TODAY, Jan. 15 in Nashville, Tenn.  McGavock High School Auditorium
 3150 McGavock Pike
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST

Thursday, Jan. 17 in Baxter, Tenn.  Upperman High School Auditorium
 6950 Nashville Highway
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST

We're excited to announce a new advocacy platform that will give you a true and lasting voice on issues of importance, and allow us to serve our supporters better. 

The Federation was founded in 1946 with a critical mission: To represent the sportsmen of the state, and to advocate for effective wildlife management policy. 

This new system offers a strong means by which to preserve your hunting/fishing rights while allowing TWF a simple way to show how the entire group feels on a variety of legislative issues.

What we need you to do:
PLEASE sign up. The job of advocacy is much more difficult without you! We ask you to sign up ONCE -- that creates an account from which you can take numerous actions, and where TWF can communicate directly with you and our elected representatives. It takes less than one minute to sign up.

What you can do with the advocacy account?  
1. Quickly see key local, state and federal legislation that affects hunting, fishing or conservation
2. Cast your vote on the issue, and leave a comment
3. Send an email or letter to your representatives
4. Share the legislation with others to draw more attention to it

YOUR involvement makes the difference!

Based on your action, the Federation can:
1. Quickly measure all advocacy actions through the system, gauging statewide interest on key issues
2. Show elected officials--in real numbers--how we as a group feel and want THEM to vote
3. Develop strategies to win on issues based on the knowledge gained

This online platform allows us to leverage our time and yours... together, we can safeguard our rights!

The Corps needs to hear from the sportsmen and women of this state on this dam closure issue. Please click here to access our system and let your voice be heard. Thanks for your support--we couldn't be successful without you! 
The Tennessee Wildlife Federation  

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