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) email@example.com
Stephen Brown (WA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran Cole (CA) Fran.email@example.com
Keith Dane (MD) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dee Hasler (IL) email@example.com
Marty Irby (TN) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Linda Montgomery (AL) no email listed
Joe Rankin (MS) email@example.com
Mick Salm (WI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherrie Szucs (OH) email@example.com
Nicole Tolle (CO) firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Workman (IA) email@example.com
These are the folks who voted to rescind the vote. (They voted "YES", to overturn the EC)
Rob Cornelius (AL) firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Brook Curnow (WY) email@example.com
Freda Dean (TN) firstname.lastname@example.org
Harold Dean Givens (TN) email@example.com
Darden Gladney (LA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tommy Hale (AL) no email listed
Jessica Hlebak (NC) email@example.com
Ty Irby (TN) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann King (TX) email@example.com
Christy Lantis (CA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenny McGowan (AR) email@example.com
Pam McKinney (VA) Pammckinney5@aol.com
Ronal Mosely (NC) TerriEM552@aol.com
Sharon Rice VA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Curt Rosemann (AZ) email@example.com
Jeff Smith (SC) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Sorrel (KY) Sam.Sorrell@insightbb.com
Jeff Tanner (WV) email@example.com
Margo Urad (TX) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronnie Vincent (KY) Kathyvincent77@gmail.com
Sherrie White (MI) email@example.com
William Wadsworth (MS) firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Wright (WV) email@example.com
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.