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  • Make it Personal! Share your story and your connection to the issue
  • Keep it Short and to the point. State why you are calling - to urge Northwest leaders to take action for salmon, orcas and Tribes.
  • Ask for engagement! Urge decision-makers to work with others to pursue funding to replace the 4 lower Snake River dams and invest in the Northwest

Idaho Washington Oregon Washington DC

Idaho

GOV. BRAD LITTLE Phone: (208) 334-2100
SEN. JIM RISCH Phone: (202) 224-2752
SEN. MIKE CRAPO Phone: (202) 224-6142

Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling from ________. I urge [name of decision maker] to engage with Congressman Simpson and support his Columbia Basin Initiative proposal.

This year, 10 wild sockeye returned to Redfish Lake and the steelhead run is the worst on record. Idaho communities and economies that rely on salmon and steelhead are hurting. Northwest Tribes need you to take action now.

Change is coming to the Northwest. Now is the time for [decision maker] to work with Rep. Simpson to ensure Idaho communities are made whole. Thank you for your time.

Washington

GOV. JAY INSLEE Phone: (360) 902-4111
SEN. PATTY MURRAY Phone: (206) 553-5545
SEN. MARIA CANTWELL Phone: (202) 224-3441
REP. DEREK KILMER Phone: (253) 272-3515

Hello. My name is ________ and I am a resident of ________. I urge [name of decision maker] to restore Snake River salmon and Southern Resident orcas by removing the four lower Snake River dams.

In 2021, the number of steelhead returning to the Columbia River was the lowest ever recorded. Southern Resident orcas are starving due to a lack of salmon. Northwest Tribes need you to act now. I urge [name of decision maker] to act boldly and quickly to stop salmon extinction and breach the lower Snake River dams. It's time to free the Snake River. We don't need another study, we need action now. Thank you for your time.

Oregon

SEN. RON WYDEN Phone: (202) 224-5244
SEN. JEFF MERKLEY Phone: (202) 224-3753
REP. PETER DEFAZIO Phone: (202) 225-6416

Hi, my name is ________ and I am calling from ________. I am calling to urge [name of decision maker] to restore Snake River salmon and Southern Resident orcas by removing the four lower Snake River dams.

In 2021, the number of steelhead returning to the Columbia River was the lowest ever recorded. Southern Resident orcas are starving due to a lack of salmon. Northwest Tribes need you to act now. I urge [name of decision maker] to support Washington State's elected leaders and push them to act quickly and boldly, stop salmon extinction, and breach the lower Snake River dams. It's time to free the Snake River. We don't need another study, we need action not. Thank you for your time.

Washington DC

Council on Environmental Quality Phone: (202) 395-5750

Hello. My name is ________ and I am a resident of ________. I’m calling to ensure breaching the lower Snake River dams is part of the federal government’s solution to restore salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin.

In 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration Administration officials promised a “fresh look” at the endless conflict around federal dams and their impact on wild fish. The science is clear, lower Snake River dam removal must be part of any plan to restore salmon and steelhead to true abundance. In 2021, the number of steelhead returning to the Columbia River was the lowest ever recorded. Southern Resident orcas are starving due to a lack of salmon. Tribal nations are waiting for you to act. We don't need another study, we need action now.

It’s time to replace the lower Snake River dams and stop salmon extinction. It's time for leadership from the Administration and quick progress toward freeing the Snake River. Thank you for your time.


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