Published on May 4, 2022

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

How to Take Action to Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is out of committee in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Later this month, this groundbreaking legislation could move to the House and Senate floors for full chamber votes. 

Native prairies and grasslands are considered High Priority Habitats for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Texas Parks & Wildlife states: “Many tallgrass prairie birds have declined drastically due to land conversion and fragmentation. This region is an important stopover habitat for migrant songbirds and wintering raptors.” The Eastern meadowlark is a Species of Greatest Conservation Need that is dependent on prairies. 

TAKE ACTION! The nation’s wildlife has been in crisis for a decade or more with one-third of species—over 1600!—facing an elevated risk of extinction. The first significant conservation legislation in many years, the national bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act promises to transform area nature enterprises and spaces—if we act now.

Make a phone call, send an email, or mail a postcard right now. Better yet, do all three—don’t delay. Make sure your opinion is clear: Support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. See Pro tips below. Visit the Texas Wildlife Alliance RAWA action page at  txwildlifealliance.org for more information. 

Pro tips: 
  • Make sure your YES vote is immediately visible
  • Postcards are extremely effective.
  • Call both Washington, DC and local offices. 
  • Make phone calls in the evening and leave a message on voicemail. 
Senator Ted Cruz: 
  • Email: Foolproof is to send a message through his website: https://www.cruz.senate.gov/contact.
  • Email: [email protected] is worth a try.
  • Phone calls: Washington, DC number (202) 224-5922 is typically unanswered or the voicemail is full. The North Texas office usually can be reached: (214) 599-8749
  • Postcard: 127A Russell, Washington, DC 20510.
Senator John Cornyn: 
  • Email: Foolproof is to send a message through his website: https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact 
  • Phone calls: Washington, DC number (202) 224-2934 is busy or often unable to accept messages. The North Texas office is usually available: (972) 239-1310.
  • Postcard: 517 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510
U.S. Representatives:
  • To determine who is your U.S. Representative, input your address here: https://www.congress.gov/members/find-your-member
  • Email: Foolproof is to send a message through their website provided. 
  • Phone calls: Washington, DC number provided at their website. Click around their website and find their local office phone number. 
  • Postcard: To address provided. 
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