What we need are positive emails sent to those who voted to uphold the EC's vote. Let them know that you appreciate their vote and you hope this means a huge change is coming for the TWH industry and for the welfare of the horse.
It might also be a good idea to write to the other folks and express your concern in their not voting to make serious changes to the current TWHBEA image and to help the horse. I'm sure some of these folks are going to come back with the old "weighted shoes" excuse, but don't let that deter you--the USDA will be determining the definition of a weighted shoe, and they're okay with the type of shoes that NWHA is using at their shows.
I also know I'm going to mention that I would be happy to renew my membership if TWHBEA will support HR 1518.
These are the folks who voted to uphold the vote of the EC. (They voted "NO" to rescinding the vote.)
Tracy Boyd (TN) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Brown (WA) email@example.com
Fran Cole (CA) Fran.firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Dane (MD) email@example.com
Dee Hasler (IL) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty Irby (TN) email@example.com
Dr. Linda Montgomery (AL) no email listed
Joe Rankin (MS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mick Salm (WI) email@example.com
Sherrie Szucs (OH) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Tolle (CO) email@example.com
Richard Workman (IA) firstname.lastname@example.org
These are the folks who voted to rescind the vote. (They voted "YES", to overturn the EC)
Rob Cornelius (AL) email@example.com
Heather Brook Curnow (WY) firstname.lastname@example.org
Freda Dean (TN) email@example.com
Harold Dean Givens (TN) firstname.lastname@example.org
Darden Gladney (LA) email@example.com
Tommy Hale (AL) no email listed
Jessica Hlebak (NC) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ty Irby (TN) email@example.com
Ann King (TX) firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Lantis (CA) email@example.com
Kenny McGowan (AR) firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam McKinney (VA) Pammckinney5@aol.com
Ronal Mosely (NC) TerriEM552@aol.com
Sharon Rice VA) email@example.com
Curt Rosemann (AZ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Smith (SC) email@example.com
Sam Sorrel (KY) Sam.Sorrell@insightbb.com
Jeff Tanner (WV) firstname.lastname@example.org
Margo Urad (TX) email@example.com
Ronnie Vincent (KY) Kathyvincent77@gmail.com
Sherrie White (MI) firstname.lastname@example.org
William Wadsworth (MS) email@example.com
Charles Wright (WV) firstname.lastname@example.org
Russ Keyser abstained from voting.
It's quite a list since some of the folks on the vote NO list have HPA violations.
So please, send out your messages to everyone on these lists. Be polite and sensible, and hopefully we can get the message across that we are happy so many came to the true realization as to why TWHBEA continues to lose money and what image the BL has created.