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Gerry Zagorski
05-27-2015, 05:29 PM
Please take the time to write Congress to support some flexibily in the Magnuson Stevens

Tell Congress: Support Recreational Fishing! and tell him/her to vote YES on H.R. 1335. It’ll only take two minutes, but will go to impact generations of outdoor activity and commerce.

https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/NMMA/Campaigns/41064/Respond

Update this bill has passed the house so thanks to everyone who wrote in.

howardrf
05-27-2015, 05:36 PM
Thanks for Info...sent!

1captainron
05-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Please take the time to write Congress to support some flexibily in the Magnuson Stevens

Tell Congress: Support Recreational Fishing! and tell him/her to vote YES on H.R. 1335. Itíll only take two minutes, but will go to impact generations of outdoor activity and commerce.

https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/NMMA/Campaigns/41064/Respond

Been trying to do this for the past couple of years Gerry, not many got on the bus from NJ and it was embarrassing to say the least...Yes, maybe it's easier to go online and and tell someone to Vote Yes when in fact NONE of them really give a shit what we think anyway. Sad, but very true...even Pallones mentor Laughtenberg didn't have his back when it came to this, so what does that tell us....Just fish and forget all this BS...Nobody cares anymore.

Down Deep Sportfishing
05-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Submitted for 6.

Gerry Zagorski
05-27-2015, 06:07 PM
Been trying to do this for the past couple of years Gerry, not many got on the bus from NJ and it was embarrassing to say the least...Yes, maybe it's easier to go online and and tell someone to Vote Yes when in fact NONE of them really give a shit what we think anyway. Sad, but very true...even Pallones mentor Laughtenberg didn't have his back when it came to this, so what does that tell us....Just fish and forget all this BS...Nobody cares anymore.

I hear your Ron but it's worth 2 mins of everyone's time to at least write.

Solemate
05-27-2015, 06:13 PM
Done

TimM
05-27-2015, 06:17 PM
Done!

Foul Hook
05-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Funny I got an email from a conservation group who kind of made it sound like they had fisherman in their best interest who want me to oppose this bill. I say this because we have to [B]carefully read the things we sign up for and rally for, it may be a "wolf in sheep's clothing"! Thanks for the heads up Gerry, You got it!

Joey Dah Fish
05-27-2015, 06:29 PM
Done

tjd24
05-27-2015, 06:30 PM
Done and forwarded to 4 friends.

Rich
05-27-2015, 06:48 PM
Done!

Capt. Lou
05-27-2015, 06:49 PM
I had already submitted my response . Capt Ron has a valid point, that last bus from Highlands definitely was not standing room only !
Hopefully the hundreds of no shows will be able to use their fingers where they couldn't find time to use their bodies in a show of solidarity .
My guess don't hold ur breath !!

makosnax
05-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Done and shared

DEEP POCKETS
05-27-2015, 07:18 PM
Done Thanks for the heads up Gerry!!

dales529
05-27-2015, 07:38 PM
DONE! Thanks Gerry. While the "past" may not of worked doesn't mean you stop trying

shrimpman steve
05-27-2015, 08:16 PM
Done

Bucktailboys.com
05-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Done for 2 and shared!

Fat fish stick
05-27-2015, 08:36 PM
Done... takes about 30 seconds don't get lazy and try to voice your opinion after the damage is done

Gerry Zagorski
05-27-2015, 09:01 PM
And if you want to share this on your personal or a group Facebook page, look all the way up at the top of this page and click on the blue F.

Hunter 2
05-27-2015, 09:30 PM
Done.
Sent to Hallie Loren crew as well.

Rubberhead
05-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Done and thanks Gerry

Detour66
05-27-2015, 10:51 PM
Done !!!

bunker dunker
05-28-2015, 09:15 AM
done.but I'm on the side with ron.the way I see it if they cared even a little wouldn't we see it or hear about it.we all watch and listen to the news,read papers and surf the tube.how many times do we see anything about what marine fisheries are doing for the rec fisher peeps.i mean on the front page not in some fishing article or a small paragraph in a magazine.when do we hear our local reps pushing for change other than election time.i know there are bigger fish to fry but with all the bus rides,letters,phone calls and emails we have made over the last few years they have to know how important this is to us.

tautog
05-28-2015, 09:35 AM
Attach a big check to your letter, no one will pay attention to it.

Walleyed
05-28-2015, 09:41 AM
Done and thank you Gerry.

CadiShackFishing
05-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Done

backbay
05-28-2015, 11:57 AM
done and sent to others

Mike M
05-28-2015, 12:34 PM
Done. But don't stop here. Wait a few weeks and call your congressman and ask for an update on thus bill. Ask for his opinion and why he supports it or why not. Stay in contact with your representative concerning this bill.

Scott Free
05-28-2015, 01:04 PM
Please take the time to write Congress to support some flexibily in the Magnuson Stevens

Tell Congress: Support Recreational Fishing! and tell him/her to vote YES on H.R. 1335. Itíll only take two minutes, but will go to impact generations of outdoor activity and commerce.

https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/NMMA/Campaigns/41064/Respond

Done

GDubya07
05-28-2015, 01:37 PM
Done and Done

Thanks Gerry

Gdubs-:cool:

andrewerli
05-30-2015, 10:18 AM
Done

togzilla
05-31-2015, 02:57 AM
Done! As Ron said I don't think it will make much of a difference but then again taking two minutes out of my life to send this to my Congressman has not affected me either. Thanks for the post Gerry and keeping us all informed.

abbashaya
05-31-2015, 04:17 PM
Done and published on face book.

False RIP
05-31-2015, 07:01 PM
Done--thanks Gerry

BluePearl
06-01-2015, 09:13 AM
Done:)

Jim C
06-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Done

papabear2611
06-01-2015, 06:04 PM
Funny I got an email from a conservation group who kind of made it sound like they had fisherman in their best interest who want me to oppose this bill. I say this because we have to [B]carefully read the things we sign up for and rally for, it may be a "wolf in sheep's clothing"! Thanks for the heads up Gerry, You got it!

Myself, Tony of Palmers Bucktails and few others exposed several of these underhanded scammers in 2013 I think it was?

There was a chick on here and the SJ site blasting posts, some others, with signup links etc. for a bill that later was found out to be Very Bad for fisherman. Forget the details.

POINT: We got to be super careful, lot of wolves in sheep's clothing.
Had a bunch of fishermen fooled and bragging they signup, then later found out the truth....
PLEASE, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ARE SUPPORTING

papabear2611
06-01-2015, 06:10 PM
All Bill Information (Except Text) for H.R.1335 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act
The Actual BIll
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1335

It so happened I had CSPAN on in the background today, this caught my attention. Watch/ed as hard as possible to figure out who was who, was good, wasn't, etc. (Still going on as of 5:55pm est, still watching...
Yes, I read/aware of, the sticky post here.

Could one of you very knowledgeable in today's hearing/bill/amendments, etc.
All kinds of amendments trying to be introduced,
PLEASE CLEAR IT UP? Who is the REAL PRO-REC players?
They all seem to talk like they are, just wondering who is REALLY, TRULY, on the Rec Guys side?

TomKaye
06-02-2015, 08:27 AM
Glad I took the time to read this thread. I'm an old curmudgeon who writes to Frelinghuysen ( my rep) all the time.
I've got dozens of his & Menendez' form letters on various topics.
The link is easy. Will try again on this matter.
I'll also forward it to a bunch of guys. Thanks.

Gerry Zagorski
06-02-2015, 01:13 PM
The house has passed this bill part of which was some flexibility which is what we wanted. Thanks for everyone who wrote in to support this.

tuna john
06-02-2015, 02:54 PM
If every action were made this easy so many more would do. I don't know why others dont use this format

stevelikes2fish
06-02-2015, 05:40 PM
Done. Now if we could only get the other 95% to do the same.....

kurtisb
06-02-2015, 09:12 PM
If every action were made this easy so many more would do. I don't know why others dont use this format

I did 5 minutes after Gerry made the post. I'm sure there are many of us that did and didn't post any thing here. By the way H.R. 1335 passed the House today. Now we need to get it through the Senate and I'm sure that will be much harder. Get ready for another round of emails to your senator.

Joey Dah Fish
06-02-2015, 10:37 PM
Hoping everyone on the page did their part

italianfisherman
06-03-2015, 05:27 AM
H R 1335 VOTE BY STATE/REP) https://www govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h267 ( see you voted yes or no )