Martha Marks founder of a Rep.Enviro Grp
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|Thu, 11-11-2004 - 8:51am|
"We decided we needed to organize a Republican group because our party had begun to think that if you're an environmentalist you're a liberal wacko, and they write you off."
"Republicans don't think they need to reach out to environmentalists," she tells me. Then, like a schoolteacher admonishing her classroom, she adds: "But they'll be a little sorry if they don't."
and found this interesting since these are the Reps that I do like: smile....
"There are signs that REP's influence is growing, says Betsy Loyless, vice president of policy for the League of Conservation Voters. "Part of Martha's value is the people she can reach, the moderate Republican members of Congress and voters." A number of these moderates sit on REP's honorary board, including Senators McCain (Arizona), Susan Collins (Maine), and Lincoln Chaffee (Rhode Island) and Representatives Mark Kirk (Illinois), Christopher Shays (Connecticut), and Sherwood Boehlert (New York)."
and my personal favorites:
"Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of ensuring the safety and continuance of the nation." --President Theodore Roosevelt
"I do not intend that our natural resources shall be exploited by the few against the interests of the many." --President Theodore Roosevelt
Hope you will read this;
Also here's an op-ed by Martha Marks;
Also, here is her letter to president Bush on Nov 3rd;
Edited 11/11/2004 8:55 am ET ET by kubala
Edited 11/11/2004 9:07 am ET ET by kubala