Action Required - Support the Confirmation of David Jennings to the Washington Fish & Wildlife CommissionApril 18, 2013
David Jennings was appointed to the WA Fish & Wildlife Commission by Governor Gregoire in 2009. The nine-member Commission’s role is to establish policy and direction for fish and wildlife management in the state, and to monitor WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife’s implementation of those policies. During that time, David has been the voice of Washington's many citizens who value passive recreation and wildlife protection. He is a strong proponent of watchable wildlife, fish and wildlife conservation, increasing the relevancy of the Department of Fish and Wildlife to more than just the hunters and fishers, and protecting the privilege of future generations to enjoy Washington’s diverse fish and wildlife
David has been a longtime supporter of Wild Fish Conservancy and our efforts here in the Northwest. He has been especially influential as an advocate for bringing the science of conservation ecology to the Fish & Wildlife Commission.
David's presence on the Commission is coming to a vote at the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. It appears that a small but vocal group of sportsfishers believe that Commissioner Jennings is too conservation-oriented and has thus mounted a campaign to encourage the Senate Committee to deny his confirmation.
How You Can Help
It is urgent that you contact your Washington State Senator to express your support for David. David brings a crucial perspective to the F&W Commission ... a perspective that has historically been under-represented.
Please email or phone your Senator today. Follow this link to find your Senator and his or her contact information - Input your address, select "Legislative," select your district Senator for their contact info. Then, simply copy the following text into the body of your email or use it as a guide when phoning your Senator:
I'm writing to express my support of WA Fish & Wildlife Commissioner David Jennings. I consider his voice – one that represents conservation – to be a very important one on the Committee. I strongly urge you to support his confirmation to the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
[Your name here]
Please express your support, and email or phone your Senator today. Thank you.