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Dear  <<First Name>>,

As I write, Lady Gaga is powerfully hitting all the high notes for the peaceful transfer of power in our Capitol. Congrats to America! 

Thank you for standing by this flurry of emails! Following a bill through the General Assembly is new to us. Consider this a Civics Class we didn't get in school! This is what Democracy Looks Like!

HB2213, our Gold Moratorium bill was sent first to the House Rules Committee, as we are asking for a study to look at the impacts of gold mining, for which we see that Virginia is ill prepared. It is expected to be reviewed and voted on by Friday, so please ACT NOW! 

Below are actions you can take, the first one, here, is the quickest.

In newsletter #126, we asked you to send this Action Letter to the members of the House Rules Committee. If you haven't already, please do ASAP.

Thank you so much! May you feel empowered!

Heidi Dhivya Berthoud
Secretary Friends of Buckingham
Call each Member of the
House Rules Committee

This option takes a bit more of your time, and is well worth it. Please call each Delegate on the committee and leave a simple message. Please edit for your needs; emphasis on the bolded print. Thank you!!!

"My name is ____ I live in  ____ County. My phone # is:_____.  I'm calling to ask you to support HB2213 that is currently with the House Rules Committee. This is our urgent request for a moratorium on gold mining to allow for time to study the impacts to the drinking water of potentially millions of Virginians. An exploratory company has already found gold in Buckingham County. They say their find will lead to large-scale mining. Modern metal mining is the nation’s #1 toxic polluter. Because Buckingham was the target of previous industry projects like the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, we know that a company who comes to this Environmental Justice community to open a mine will not have our best interests in mind.

We are looking to you to protect us. Please support HB2213. Thank you for your attention."
Del. Eileen Filler-Corn 571 249 3453
Del. Michael Mullin 757 525 9526
Del. Vivian Watts 703 978 2989
Del. Jeion Ward 757 827 5921
Del. Mark Sickles 703 922 6440
Del. Delores McQuinn 804 698 1070
Del. Charniele Herring 703 606 9705
Del. Betsy Carr 804 698 1069
Del. Luke Torian 703 785 2224
Del. Alfonso Lopez 571 336 2147
Del. Marcus Simon 571 327-0053
Del. Rip Sullivan 571 210 5876
Del. Lamont Bagby 804 698-1074
Del. Kirk Cox 804 526-5135
Del. Terry Kilgore 276 386-7011
Del. Todd Gilbert 540 459 7550
Del. Barry Knight 757 426 6387
Del. Terry Austin 540 254-1500
Make a comment directly to the
House Rules Committee
& HB2213

This is where you can submit a written comment. Scroll down to select the Gold Bill HB2213. Click the box on the left. Click 'Next' at the very bottom. Fill in the form.  Thank you!!!

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