We try to avoid politics on the blog and this is not a political statement. Instead, this is a call to action to let your local and state politicians know what really matters: Bird Conservation. The environment is often last on the list and it should not be. The more birders and nature lovers that write and sign petitions, the more likely these politicians will understand how important conservation issues are.
There are websites out there that let you sign petitions online and submit them to your immediate representatives. What works even better is to sit down and write a short letter and mail it to all your local politicians. It is a small gesture and who knows if the politicians even care (that is why it is often good to start locally), but it could lead to big things if enough people get involved.