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Urge Your Senator to Pass the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act Today!

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ask your Senators to pass the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, and help provide the additional support that tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes, and marine turtles so desperately need.

WASHINGTON, DC--AWF is urging its friends and supporters to take a few moments to ensure that elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles get the support they need.

A bill has recently passed the House of Representatives to authorize the U.S. Postal Service to issue a semipostal stamp that would generate funds for conserving these highly threatened species. If passed by the Senate, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, HR 1454, would allow members of the public to pay a supplement over the first class letter rate of 44 cents, with the supplement going to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support grants for species conservation, which have provided valuable support to AWF and partners' programs. The fund-raising stamp is modeled on the Breast Cancer Research stamp, which has sold over 800 million copies since its authorization in 1998, and has raised almost $70 million for breast cancer research. Funds raised for international conservation would be in addition to the annual Congressional appropriation for these programs.

Last year thousands of wildlife supporters contacted their Representative in support of the MSCF Semipostal Stamp. These efforts were incredibly successful, with 154 bipartisan cosponsors signing on to the bill. Now we need your help in the Senate, where the bill has been reported out of the Homeland Security Committee and is awaiting action on the Senate floor. Your support is needed to persuade your Senators to vote for the bill on the Senate floor.

Ask your Senators to pass the Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, and help provide the additional support that tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes, and marine turtles so desperately need.

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AWF urges you to act today!

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