Here is what McCain and Flake are trying to do. (The 100 mile border law is baaaack!)
IN GENERAL.—To achieve border security on Federal lands—(1) the Secretary and the Secretary concerned, notwithstanding any other provision of law, shall provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel with immediate access to Federal lands for border security activities, including—(A) routine motorized patrols;
From Sierra Club Borderlands (h/t Michele Manos).
We need your help! Please make some calls by Thursday, June 11, at 9 a.m. Arizona time!
That would be today! Here is the scoop.
Senator McCain is pushing hard to gut all laws in Arizona to allow Customs and Border Patrol free rein to destroy our public and tribal lands and to install unlimited surveillance equipment throughout Arizona's borderlands. McCain is once again trying to use the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to sneak through a bill that will harm everyone in Arizona. This amendment to the NDAA (Amendment #1633) could come up as early as tomorrow. Sadly, Senator Carper from Delaware is making matters worse by supporting this bill that would turn Arizona into a lawless land.
We need you to take action today by calling, faxing, or emailing some senators and telling them you care about Arizona's borderlands, public lands, and tribal lands. Ask them to STOP SUPPORTING NDAA AMENDMENT #1633 (Senator McCain's bill). Let them know that the people of Arizona deserve the same protection that the people from other states get from laws such as the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Civil Rights Act, and so many others.
If you aren't from Arizona but care about this great state filled with some of the most amazing public lands in the country, please let the senators know that everyone in the U.S. cares about Arizona's tribal and public lands and that those lands and the people there deserve the protection of our country’s laws.
Don't let McCain get away with another "Oak Flat" type of backroom, underhanded deal that harms the people of Arizona. All you have to do is make a phone call or send an email!
Here is the contact info provided by Sierra Club Borderlands.
Contact Senator Carper's office:Phone: (202) 224-2441 Fax: (202) 228-2190 Email Senator Carper
Contact Senator Jack Reed (ranking minority member on the Armed Services Committee):Phone: (202) 224-4642(202) Fax: (202) 224-4680 Email Senator Reed
Contact Senator Harry Reid (minority leader):Phone: (202) 224-3542 Fax: (202) 224-7327 Email Senator Reid
You can also contact Senator McCain's office and let him know what you think about his bill!Call: (202) 224-2235 In Tucson: (520) 670-6334 Fax: (202) 228-2862 Email Senator McCain
This is what we are trying to stop. Please call today!