Virginia Chapter Sierra Club

Tell Sen. Kaine to Reject Republican Funny Money

Sen. Kaine may be faced with his first offshore drilling vote today. Please call him at 202-224-4024 AND send him the below message NOW!  

Urge him to make the right choice and reject Republican Jeff Sessions' deceptive "funny money" amendment that pretends to add to the U.S. budget coffers potential revenue gleaned from drilling off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. 

Remind him that for good economic and environmental reasons including objections to drilling off Virginia's coast by both the U.S. Navy and NASA, there are currently no immediate plans for Atlantic drilling. Thus Sessions’ amendment is no more than a gimmick offering nothing short of "funny money" as an answer to the nation’s serious budget situation. 

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Reject Republican Funny Money

Dear [Decision Maker],

Today you will be likely faced with your first offshore drilling vote and I urge you to make the right choice and reject Republican Jeff Sessions' "funny money" amendment (OCS #204) that pretends to add to the U.S. budget coffers potential revenue gleaned from drilling off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina, whilie ignoring the substantial risks.

Please be reminded that for good economic and environmental reasons including objections to drilling off Virginia's coast by both the U.S. Navy and NASA, there are currently no immediate plans for Atlantic drilling. Thus Sessions' amendment is no more than a gimmick offering nothing short of "funny money" as an answer to the nation's serious budget situation. Remember too that Governor McDonnell attempted this tired Republican gimmick before and it failed.



Again, I urge you to stand as a champion for protecting Virginia's precious coastal environment and economy. Reject Sen. Sessions' "funny money" budget amendment. No playing games.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]