This Thursday, Nov. 7th, Congressman Earl Blumenauer will be on the Portland State University campus to sit on a panel with former Senator Paul Simon to discuss current political issues. The panel will start at 11am in room 238 of Smith Memorial Union and follows Paul Simon's lecture that begins at 10am.
Save Our Wild Salmon would like those who support wild salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia and Snake Rivers to be present at the panel discussion to demonstrate to Congressman Blumenauer the level of support for wild salmon recovery.
Save Our Wild Salmon is currently supporting legislation in Congress called the Salmon Planning Act (H.R. 2573) that ensures that removing the four lower Snake River dams is kept as an option for Columbia and Snake River wild salmon recovery. If the current Federal Salmon Plan, which does not consider dam removal as an option and has been a total failure thus far, fails to show meaningful recovery results in the next few years, then the Salmon Planning Act will prove vital for moving forward toward more aggressive wild salmon recovery efforts.
Congressman Blumenauer has thus far not supported the Salmon Planning Act, but we believe he will if given a little extra push from the public. This is why your support at Thursday's event is so important! Check out our web site at www.wildsalmon.org for more information.
* If you attend, be sure to keep an eye out for Salmon Stickers at the door to wear during the event.