Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Greens Ask Jim Moran to Oppose Mark Kelly's Anti-Environment, Anti-Child Federal Legislation

Hello, Yupette,

As you may have heard, the Arlington Green Party met on February 1st and voted to condemn HR 3323, the anti-environment and anti-child legislation sponsored by Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) which was written and is being promoted in the House of Representatives by Mark Kelly, who is Congressman Huelskamp's legislative director and is a candidate for Arlington County Board. Here is the letter the Greens e-mailed to Jim Moran.
Mark, 22203

Congressman Jim Moran
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington DC

February 6, 2012

Dear Congressman Moran:

We write you today to urge you to vote against H.R. 3323, a bill to reduce "the regulatory burden on the agricultural sector of the national economy," that was introduced by Congressman Huelskamp on November 2, 2011 and referred to the Committees on Ways and Means, Agriculture,Energy, and Commerce and Education.

This bill would suspend any efforts of the EPA to reduce global warming and air pollution, protect water from agricultural runoff, end protections against child labor in agriculture, and eliminate OSHA's regulation of dangerous farm machinery.

We in Arlington depend on the Potomac River for clean drinking water; farmers can and should do more to stop agricultural chemical and waste runoff into our rivers and streams. We, through strong support for EPA, need to find ways to reduce global warming and air pollution to protect our community's health. Moreover, we oppose child labor anywhere and firmly support OSHA's protection of farm workers from dangerous practices.

Our group, the Arlington Green party, discussed this bill at our February 1 meeting and voted unanimously to urge you, as our Congressional representative, to vote against it.

John Reeder, Chair
Arlington Green party
P.O. Box 50473
Arlington VA 22205


Anonymous said...

This federal legislation is outrageous. Written by Pro-Lifer Mark Kelly no less. Where are the Democrats? Where is Libby Garvey? Holding a house party in someone's McMansion at $1,000 a person? No wonder the right wingers are ascendant.

If we don't vote for Audrey Clement we are going to be stuck with Ms. Bad or Mr. Worse on the County Board.

Anonymous said...

The so-called 'Democrats' are capitulating to the neo-cons on birth control...BIRTH CONTROL! Medicare is next.

This is what we get for letting Wall Street and Fox take over the Democratic Party.

Audrey Clement for County Board!

Anonymous said...

Libby is holding a 'don't worry, be happy' meeting tonight about the bad planning that has resulted in school overcrowding.

TY said...

What is is being thrown under the Republicrat bus today? Everything but fighting more wars.

Don't Vote Republicrat said...

Arlington Democratic Machine is letting our streets become rutted and patched rural farm roads so it can fund the streetcar, live entertainment, and synthetic playing fields everywhere. Soccer Dads like Mark Kelly go right along.

Anonymous said...

This is why I'm voting for Audrey Clement on March 27th. Both major parties stopped caring about us years ago.

Anonymous said...

Where is then Sierra Club regarding HR 3323? Endorsing fellow chamber of commerce and country club Republictats who are paving the Bay's shoreline with McMansions.

Anonymous said...

Is this legislation constitutional? That is, doesn't the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment protect children from being exploited, same as it protects adults?

Anonymous said...

Pro-Lifers like Mark Kelly oppose birth control....they want more poor children to exploit.

Anonymous said...

The Reoublicrats weren't happy with killing tens of thousands of women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan, they want to to the same in Iran.

former Abingdon School parent said...

Why don't you go after Libby for the inadequate education children have received in S. Arlington schools during the 15 years she's been on the school board?

Anonymous said...

Kelly and his fellow neo-cons are becoming nut cases about human cells having more constitutional rights than human children.

Anonymous said...

Mark Kelly wrote and is promoting legislation to first rescind OSHA safety regulations regarding the operation of hazardous farm machinery, and second rescind the Labor Department's safety regulations regarding employment of children around hazardous machinery on farms. Oh, he says he's Pro Life.

Anonymous said...

I am sick and tired of neo-con males inflicting their ideology on the rest of us.