I've just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in our American democracy. As a Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter-Yokuts Group member and volunteer, I went to Washington to advocate for permanent wilderness protection for some of America's remaining wild public lands legacy.
I met with members of Congress and congressional staff to urge them to support several important and deserving wilderness bills from across the country, including California, Oregon, Virginia, Washington and Arizona.
Rep. Dennis Cardoza took the time to meet with me and discuss these issues which should be important to all Americans.
Because these federal public lands belong to all Americans, we each have a stake in the future of these areas.
I expect that these bills will soon be voted on. I urge Cardoza to vote "yes" on these important wilderness measures.